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Global Women's News: What We're Reading in October

Global Women's News: What We're Reading in October

At WomenStrong, we’re always watching the news and sharing stories, reports, and information related to women and girls around the world. There was a lot to read in October; here are some of our favorites.

How a Network of Powerful Women are Weathering Changing Climate
Published in Sierra by the Sierra Club
Just 3 hours from where we work in Kisumu, Kenya, the Osukuru United Women Network is helping its rural community deal with the severe impacts of climate change. The Osukuru women say that any problem caused by humans can be overcome by all of us working together. Network Founder Constance Okollet has been sharing her community’s struggle against the impacts of global warming with policymakers, politicians, and organizations around the world. This is truly a #WomenStrongWarrior of enormous courage


How Field Catalysts Galvanize Social Change

The New York Times looks at how a new breed of “field catalysts” are finding ways to drive real, lasting social change. The article links to a recent report by the Stanford Innovation Lab that describes how field catalysts work, and we found many similarities to our own WomenStrong International model.


The Diplomat Behind the Paris Climate Change Agreement Remains Optimistic
Published in Sierra by the Sierra Club
Christiana Figueres, the lead negotiator on the Paris Agreement on climate change, shares a truly upbeat perspective on how the world is coming together, in spite of current U.S. administration policy, to reduce carbon emissions and respond to a dangerously warming planet. There’s a lot to do, and women are at the forefront of addressing the challenge.

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