Women’s Environmental Network

In accordance with the most basic principles of feminism, WEN is committed to dismantling patriarchy, whose systems of inequality have negative effects for the vast majority of people in society.

We are committed to making our feminism intersectional, always taking into account the intersection between gender and other elements of human identity, including race, age, ability, sexual orientation and wealth.

Our feminism is environmental. We believe that the fight for gender equality is inextricably linked to environmental justice. These two goals can only be achieved together.

We believe in the importance of sharing knowledge, skills and experience. We’ve realised that the best solutions are reached through mutual learning within open and inclusive spaces and networks.

We believe that competition and individualism are tools that are used to maintain current systems of inequality, and prevent the possibility of creating new ways of seeing the world and relating to one another.

We organise ourselves according to egalitarian principles. We operate a shared leadership model that rejects traditional hierarchies. The way we conduct ourselves must be a reflection of the equality we strive to help realise in society.

We partner with organisations that share our aims and values, and exchange our knowledge and expertise with others.