Women & Rivers Network

Strengthening a global movement of women river defenders

Photo: Women of Karen Rivers Watch in Myanmar protest to keep the Salween river free-flowing at Day of Action for Rivers, March 14 2019. Courtesy of Pianporn Deetes/International Rivers.

The Women and Rivers Network is committed to protecting free-flowing rivers and the lands, forests and territories they sustain, to ensuring women’s leadership in decision-making at all levels over freshwater resources, and to strengthening alliances and growing our movement – for the future of ourselves as women, our families and communities, our rivers and our planet.


The Women and Rivers Network was initiated by International Rivers and partner groups in 2019.


The first Women and Rivers Congress Virtual Workshop is coming up on Friday, July 3!

Reminder to workshop participants: Please check your emails for pre-reading materials, and instructions on how to join. We look forward to being with you soon!