women and life on earth wloe

(also auf deutsch, en français, en espanol)

The Women and Life on Earth internet project began in 1999 to help connect women internationally, share information and work for ecological health and peace with justice in the new millennium.

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About: The Women and Life on Earth internet project began in 1999 to help connect women internationally, share information and work for ecological health and peace with justice in the new millennium. Our roots go back to an earlier Women and Life on Earth movement (see below). Since 2002 we have worked from an office in Berlin, Germany. Our non-profit association Women and Life on Earth: women in international cooperation for peace, ecology and social justice has been staffed by volunteer members and funded by contributions and project work. In 2006 we shifted our first website to a new open content format and decentralized our project work. In March 2008 we are launching our first fundraising drive to support and expand our work. How you can help …

… We want:


- to cut through the blockade of mainstream media using e-mail and internet, as well as word of mouth and creative non-violent direct action;
- to recognize and promote the experience and knowledge of women and movements, locally and world-wide, with a multi-lingual site and center for information, analysis and actions on:

  • PEACE and justice: countering the multiple assaults on women, children and the elderly, along with environmental destruction;
  • ECOLOGY supporting production for sustainability; safe food, air and water free of chemical, genetic or atomic pollution; preventing environmental disasters through renewable energy use, conservation of energy and natural resources, sustainable transport, construction, development and lifestyles;
  • GLOBAL JUSTICE opposing corporate control and cultural destruction world-wide. For social and economic justice.

The war in Kosovo erupted soon afterwards, and the new network began to function almost spontaneously. Messages and news from women and civil society groups in Serbia and Kosovo, Europe and North America, were shared world-wide.

In 2001 the project moved to Berlin, Germany with its coordinator Anna Gyorgy. The ‘war on terror’ that followed the September 11, 2001 attacks in the U.S., and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq gave further proof of the need for international communication and solidarity for peace with justice. As the Women and Life on Earth project grew, its volunteer staff and excellent interns contributed to the world-wide movement for peace through communication and translation of women’s statements and actions. E-newletters and alerts were sent to women and groups in many countries. The website went on-line in February 2003, and development continued in English, German, French and Spanish language sections. In September 2003 a German association was founded in Berlin: “Women and Life on Earth: women for international cooperation for peace, ecology and social justice e.V.” and received non-profit status in January 2004.

Those of us working on this site and growing network hope to connect and work with women around the globe, under the motto borrowed from activist-writer Alice Walker: “Anything We Love Can Be Saved.”
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