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El Salvador: Climate Action

As activists prepare for one of the largest climate days in history - some 250,000 people are expected to march in New York on Sunday 21 September - a broad alliance of organisations and GCAP constituents including youth and indigenous people are holding a Celebration of Sustainability in El Salvador's second largest city, Santa Ana.

This festival of solidarity will focus on creativity, invention and innovation in the areas of food sovereignty, natural medicine, folk arts and ecological tools like energy-saving stoves and solar energy.

El Salvador Under Water: Situations And Reasons

This update comes from Marta Benavides regarding the ongoing floods in El Salvador and the surrounding region. Due to these tragic events, the Women and Climate Justice tribunals planned there for the weekend have been postponed.

Marta Benavides: My Reflections on Peace and the Passing of Wangari Maathai, A Dear Friend

I write this letter as I reflect on the work ahead and Sept 21st, International Day of Peace understanding that many people around the world are working to figure out what must be done, what must be lived for the enjoyment of peace.
 
Peace for many of us around the world is real development; that is, to live in a healthy planet, and to have all human needs met for all of us in today’s generation and for the generations to come, to the seventh generation, and beyond.

Are Growing Youth Populations A Demographic Bonus or A Ticking Time Bomb?

On 25-26 July as part of the International Year of Youth, the General Assembly held a high-level meeting on youth which had as its overarching theme “Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding”.

WOLA Statement, El Salvador: Troubling Attacks on the Independence of the Judiciary

 

 On June 2, a constitutional crisis erupted in El Salvador. The Salvadoran Legislative Assembly approved Decree 743, which mandates that the five members of the Constitutional Court must rule unanimously instead of with the previous four-person majority.