Join the online launch of our Ecofeminist Starter Guide for Young Feminists!

We would like to invite you all  for the online public launch of our new ‘Ecofeminist Starter Guide for Young Feminists’ and workshop toolkit, Wednesday April 12 at 2pm CEST.  The meeting will take place in the form of a Zoom meeting. After the launch the toolkit will be available via this link Resources – WECF.

Being a young person today is equal parts exciting and confusing. Navigating a global pandemic, the climate crisis, as well as taking time to understand yourself and how you relate to the world around you can be a lot sometimes. Luckily, you are not alone in feeling like this! Many youth from all over the world are coming together to fight for their present and future, and in doing so are not only changing the world but are also better understanding themselves and what they want. If this interests you but you do not know where to start, then look no further!

We developed an interactive toolkit that will help you make sense of some of your political desires and demands and explains how you can use these feeling to inspire action by organising your own workshops. This toolkit comes with a workshop program that is designed to, and can be given by anyone that has basic knowledge in this field.

During the meeting we will give the floor to feminist climate activists from all over the world:

  • Jada Kennedy, intersectional activist and black environmentalist, will be presenting and explaining the Workshop Programme and Toolkit.
  • Janna Lenders, WECF Project Officer will tell us more about the importance of Feminist Foreign Policy.
  • Lara Maestro from WoW (Women for Filipino Women and Children), WoW is a group based in the Netherlands that advocates for the promotion and defence of the rights and welfare of Filipino Women and Children in the Philippines.
  • Lena Kondratyuk, climate activist from Ecoclub, Ukraine. Lena will tell us more about how the energy transition of Europe as a whole is necessary and needs to be accelerated to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas and oil  and to stop Russian aggression towards civilians and the energy infrastructure in Ukraine.

We will be launching our Workshop Toolkit Wednesday April 12 at 2pm CEST (UTC+2).  The online launch will take 1,5 hr max.

You can register in advance for this meeting here:

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This toolkit is the fourth publication in our series of toolkits, following our Climate Justice Toolkit for Youth written for the COP26, the Climate Summit in Glasgow, the Climate Justice Toolkit for Youth 2022 and our Activity Kit for the CSW66, the Commission on the Status of Women, and gives you tips for engaging in activism around climate justice.

This toolkit takes a different approach and provides you with tools to start your own workshop program. How you use this toolkit is up to you! You will find some explanatory information on why youth engagement is important, how you can engage, and how to take your type of activism to the streets safely. Secondly, there are some activities to help you reflect on what role, or activism type suites best for you, safety and security based on privileges in society, your identity, what is important to you and how you relate to the world around you. Lastly, you will find in addition to this toolkit ‘Useful sources’ with links to books, podcasts, organizations, and petition platforms.

WECF will also offer the possibility to join a Train the Trainers Program based upon this Workshop Toolkit. So if you are interested, do not hesitate and come along!