Climate crisis, continues to ravage lives and livelihoods of millions of people across the world. In Africa, women, and girls in all their diversity continue to be disproportionately discriminated because of climate crisis. Yet their voices are muted, their realities ignored, and their needs unfulfilled. Left alone to survive multiple crisis, African women are organizing, preserving, and sharing indigenous knowledge and innovating to protect the environment, fight climate change and dismantle systems of oppression. African women and girls are certain that the climate narrative in the continent needs to change. It is against this backdrop that FEMNET launched the African Feminist Climate Justice RoadMap and the first Africa Feminist Academy for Climate Justice to deconstruct patriarchal systems of exploitation.
FEMNET envisions a society where African women and girls thrive in dignity and well-being free, from patriarchal and neoliberal oppression and all forms of injustices. To this end, FEMNET is part of the African Activist for Climate Justice AACJ consortium and is implementing a five-year (2021-2025) project funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Our co-implementing partners include the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Oxfam Novib, Natural Justice, and African Youth Commission. FEMNET is also part of the Feminist Action Nexus for Economic and Climate Justice in close collaboration with in partnership with the Women’s Environment and development Organization (WEDO), the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), and the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD). The Feminist Action Nexus was launched at the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) in 2021 and seeks to influence global policy arenas while advancing a collective agenda for feminist economic and climate justice.
Our advocacy has footprint in regional and international spaces including but not limited to the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). We seek to unite and amplify the voices of vulnerable groups including African women, youth, and local and indigenous communities. We currently work in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Additionally we are accredited for the COP27 by the UNFCCC as part of the Women and Gender Constituents .