Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), is a network of feminists and activists working for economic and gender justice and political transformation in the Economic South. From the 20-23 of November 2010, several feminists from South Africa gathered in Accra, Ghana for the Regional Consultation and Training on Gender, Economic and Environmental Justice. Together, they have asserted a statement on Gender, Economic and Environmental which can be found on the DAWN website.

This statement includes an acknowledgment of the importance of the African Women’s Decade, a celebration of the African Union Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, a call to ratify and implement the Maputo Protocol, a call for solutions to climate change based on social justice and human rights, and a demand that governments end policies which threaten food sovereignty.

To read more, add your support to the statement, or download the PDF, click here. You will be redirected to the DAWN website.