About NYSHN + WEA
The Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies initiative began as a collaboration of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network and Women's Earth Alliance.
Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN)
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.
Women's Earth Alliance (WEA)
WEA’s vision is that the women worldwide who are safeguarding a thriving home for all of us, are never alone, and that they have what they need—not only to survive but to thrive.
A vibrant grid of micro-networks has been built by women over years and across borders to guard and nourish our earth. Community by community, women step forward to defend forests from being stripped bare, prevent children from dying of waterborne illness, and uphold cultural fabric in the face of violence and exploitation. WEA lights this grid of connectivity.
Our mission is to equip women, who are the nodes of this grid, with the skills and tools they need to protect our earth and strengthen communities from the inside out. We work with local leaders who build up other leaders. One becomes two, two become four, four become eight, and millions.