Democracy and participation, Environment

WOHPE - Women for Health, Peace and Environment


Who is behind this?

lucie Greyl

A Sud - Ecologia e Cooperazione ONLUS


Who is joining forces?

KTH ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - Environmental Humanities Laboratory


Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

Socio-environmental issues are among the most urgent challenges to be addressed to guarantee a future to the next generations. Often in the shadow, women are the heart of most struggles in defense of the environment and the health of their communities. Thanks to a European wide workshop and prize, the initiative wants to build the capacity and networking of women engaged in social and environmental justice while giving visibility to them and to major environmental issues in the European debate.

Where will your idea take place?

Lisbon, Stockholm, Rome (where events will take place), participants from all EU

Why does Europe need your idea?

Women need to gain more space to tackle the lack of attention, importance and answers giving to them and to environmental issues by decision makers and the media. Strengthening women's role, capacities and visibility is strengthening democratic processes and answers to environmental challenges.

What is your impact?

Built capacity, network and visibility of women from min 12 EU countries, 4 awards; increased inspiration and push for change towards women driven environmental justice; established EU network of women for peace and environment with annual visibility event for women activists and their struggles.

How do you get there?

1. establishment of contact and selection committee among partners
2. identify participants/12 nominees among environmental/women grassroots throughout Europe
3. selection and organization of workshop and award event (4 awards: fire, land, water, air)
4. realization of 2 days workshop and event around the women's day date
5. Press work, advertisement and advocacy to EU decision makers on women's role and local struggles awarded
6. establishment of EU committee/network with 2019's nominees

What is your story?

As women activists, the support and enhancement of women's role in local struggle for environmental justice is a priority. This is why we realize since 2012 the Italian Wangari Maathai prize and support national "Earth guardian" women network. This project wants to extend at EU level these intents.

Who are you doing it for?

beneficiaries: women activists (and their grassroots organisations) engaged in local environmental struggles needing support, visibility, networking and solidarity
audiences: general public to raise their awareness, media and decision makers to pressure them to take action.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

please help out: is our idea/ project is clear? added value not well underlined? any suggestion/feedback welcome!



marco armiero


Idea created on Jan. 10, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 11, 2018

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