Stories

Thilmeeza Hussain

Thilmeeza Hussain

Meet the newest Climate Wise Woman, Thilmeeza Hussain. As Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Mission of Maldives to the UN, Thil brings the voice of a new generation of women in the developing world who see climate change as the fundamental challenge for their future as well as a key platform for leadership. Thilmeeza Hussain was appointed Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Mission of Republic of Maldives to United Nations in November 2009. Before assuming her present charge Thil served as the Minister of State...

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Ulamila Kurai Wragg

Ulamila Kurai Wragg

“This Change Makin’ mom, journalist and activist has an agenda to save her island home from climate change.” Read the full story here. Ulamila Kurai Wragg is the Executive Coordinator for the Pacific Gender CC Coalition.

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Ursula Rakova

Ursula Rakova

“My name is Ursula Rakova. I come from Papua New Guinea, but I was born on the Carteret Islands in the Southwestern Pacific. My elders and my community have given me a huge task, to tell the world what is happening on my island and what climate change is doing to destroy our lives. My work involves organizing our people and moving them from the island to the mainland where we need to re-locate to safe and secure ground. We are being forced from our ancient island homeland to the mainland of Bougainville Province in Papua New Guinea where...

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Constance Okollet

Constance Okollet

“ It is imperative that climate change must be reversed, otherwise my community in rural Africa may not see the next generation.” Read the full story here. Constance Okollet is the Chairperson of the Osukuru United Women’s Network in Eastern Uganda.

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Sharon Hanshaw

Sharon Hanshaw

“Left homeless after Hurricane Katrina, former beautician Sharon Hanshaw fights for the communities that will suffer most from climate impacts.” Read the full story here. Sharon Hanshaw is the Executive Director of Coastal Women for Change In Biloxi, Mississippi. www.cwcbiloxi.org

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