AfricaClimate Justice

Three Circles of Knowledge: A Model of Resilience

By Yeshica Weerasekera, Thousand Currents’ former Regional Director for Africa Chimanimani Highlands – Photo: Yeshica Weerasekera In Zimbabwe 80% of people depend on agriculture for a living. Most farms…

April 10, 2015

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

My Body, My Zimbabwe, My Miniskirt!

By Yeshica Weerasekera, Thousand Currents’ former Regional Director for Africa  Katswe Sistahood’s Stop Child Marriage campaign poster – Photo: Yeshica Weerasekera In Zimbabwe, I observed firsthand the…

February 24, 2015

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

Spotlight on Zimbabwe: Young Women Rising

By Yeshica Weerasekera, Thousand Currents’ former Regional Director for Africa Photo courtesy: Yeshica Weerasekera In Zimbabwe, I learned of an emerging young women’s movement that is both robust and…

February 23, 2015

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

Spotlight on Zimbabwe: What’s Going On?

By Yeshica Weerasekera, Thousand Currents’ former Regional Director for Africa The Best Way Out is Always Through Photo Courtesy: Photobucket.com As I enthusiastically prepared to travel to…

February 20, 2015

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Steadily and Surely: How Indigenous Women in Peru Are Being the Change They Want To See

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents Regional Director for Latin America One of the most promising movements on the horizon in Peru’s landscape is the indigenous women’s movement. Nearly 20 years ago, the…

February 10, 2015

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Learnings from Peru’s Vibrant Civil Society: A Study in Indigenous Activism

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents Regional Director for Latin America Indigenous Andean woman from Vilcas Huamán, Ayacucho showcasing the diversity of native beans grown in her community (Chirapaq) Photo Courtesy: Katherine…

January 14, 2015

Climate JusticeLatin America

COP20 Local Stories of Climate Change Impacts: the Case of Peru

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents Regional Director, Latin America From December 1 to 12th this month, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held its 20thsession…

December 30, 2014

AfricaFood Sovereignty

African and US Food Movement Leaders Unite in Opposition to the Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Development Program

PRESS RELEASE (October 12, 2014) Contact: Heather Day, Executive Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice, [email protected], cell- 206-724- 2243 On October 12th, several of Africa’s leading proponents of sustainable agriculture will take…

October 12, 2014

What We Do

Listening From The Head and Heart: My Take Aways From the IDEX Academy

Guest Post By Christen Dobson, Program Director, Research and Policy, International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) We began with a story – that moment when our political consciousness…

October 07, 2014

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

IDEX, Africans in the Diaspora Announce New Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014 For media inquiries, please contact: Solome Lemma (AiD)- 917-426-4540, [email protected] Rajasvini Bhansali (IDEX)- 415-824-8384 ext 101, [email protected] (San Francisco, CA, September 17, 2014) —…

September 17, 2014