Water is life.
Women's representation is crucial for protection of water resources
Women sustain life through their relationships to water
A transformative partnership to empower women’s leadership
In recognition of the critical role that women play in shaping water solutions and the acute support need to grow their impact, International Rivers and Women’s Earth Alliance have partnered together to offer the Women and Rivers Accelerator.
The Accelerator will generate measurable and sustained improvements to our world’s rivers, water sources and surrounding communities by catalyzing women-led solutions.
International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them since 1985 in Latin America, Asia and Africa. IR works with an international network of dam-affected people, grassroots organizations, environmentalists, human rights advocates and others who are committed to stopping destructive river projects and promoting better options. Based in four continents, IR staff has expertise in big dams, energy and water policy, climate change, and international financial institutions. IR supports partner organizations and dam-affected people by providing advice, training and technical assistance, and advocating on their behalf with governments, banks, companies and international agencies.
Since 2006, WEA has worked at the intersection of women’s rights and the environment, creating impactful programming serving grassroots leaders around key environmental themes of climate change, water, agriculture, land protection, and energy. WEA designs capacity building “Accelerators” where women access technology, financing, mentorship, and a global alliance using WEA’s signature model. Through WEA programs, 5,500 women have received training in WEA accelerators, and they have gone on to launch life-saving environmental solutions in 22 countries within Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and North America.