GAGGA 2019 ‘We, Women are Water’ Campaign – Video


During the month of March, organizations in Latin America, part of the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) joined forces once again to launch the campaign “Las Mujeres Somos Agua” (We, Women, are Water), which aimed to highlight: the role of women in the region who have when defending their water; the specific impacts that they suffer due to the disappearance and contamination of their water sources; as well as how to better support their work for the management of and decision-making on the use of this common good.

Between the 8th of March, International Women´s Day ,and the 22nd of March, World Water Day, we shared, through different social mediums, post cards with messages linked to women and the human right to water. Also, women´s organizations from the region joined the campaign and shared their stories told from their realities, stories of struggles, demands and alternatives built from their territories.

The campaign “We, Women, are Water” ended with an online panel of Latin American women water defenders, who spoke about their experiences in organizing themselves and their actions, what their demands are, and how women respond and have become protagonists in the collective struggle to defend water. More than 200 people participated in this activity, in which we had the opportunity to exchange our different visions, knowledge and ideas about the role of women defending their territories in our countries.

To view the postcards developed for the campaign, please click here.

To view the recording of the online panel (only in Spanish), please click here.

Published: September 2019

Organization(s): Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres, Fondo de Mujeres del Sur, Fondo Apthapi Jopuety, Fondo Acción Urgente América Latina, FRIDA, Fundación Tierra Viva, Fundo Socioambiental CASA, Mama Cash, Both ENDS, AIDA, RIFA, Utz Che’, Madre Selve, Fundación Plurales, CCIMCAT and Colectivo CASA.

Region: Latin America