The Climate Sisters ‘Local Women of the World at the Climate Table’ project aims to make systemic change by amplifying marginalised women’s voices in climate justice debates and in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Women from marginalised and diverse communities are often the first to be impacted by social injustices and more often than not their voices are the last to be heard. The Climate Sisters programme aims to amplify and centre the voices of the underrepresented and marginalised women specifically in the climate arena.
The Feminist Green New Deal was a joint project between Wen and the Women’s Budget Group. Gaining insights through a series of grassroots workshops with women’s groups across the UK and roundtable events with policy makers and practitioners, we were able to publish a series of policy papers and recommendations. Papers published included transport, housing, care and social security – all of them centering the importance of gender, racial and social equality in tackling the climate crisis.
The Climate Sisters project emerged from the Feminist Green New Deal grassroots workshops. The women participating wanted more time and space to really explore all the issues raised.
Climate Sisters will be giving women’s community groups, in Tower Hamlets and Hackney, the opportunity for twelve of their members to join a 12 week Climate Sisters Leadership Programme – covering areas such as feminist leadership; the intersections of climate, racial and gender justice; confidence building; climate change causes and the impacts and how it connects with everyday life. Participants will be paid for their time (London living wage) and childcare will be available.