Support the women who took climate action for all our future!
On Oct. 3rd, 20 Danish women hung up a massive banner at Denmark's parliament, demanding their politicians to take immediate climate action to ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and the generations to come. The activists are asking the politicians to take the climate crisis seriously and to listen to the climate scientists and protect life, as it is written on the banner.
For their action, the activists have spent a lot of money for materials and preperations and now they ask you for your help to cover it.
About the action
In the afternoon of Oct. 3rd, 2019, 20 Danish women hung up a massive banner at Denmark's parliament, which ought to become one of the biggest banner hangs in Danish history. The 230 m² big banner covered almost the entire tower of Christiansborg palace, the residence of the Danish parliament.
In view of the unprecedented magnitude of the climate catastrophe, the women are demanding their politicians and the new government to take their global responsibilities seriously and to take immediate climate action.
"Listen to the climate scientists - protect life," was written on the banner. The Danish Parliament has had a summer holiday for several months now, while parts of the world have literally been on fire and are in a dire need of global leadership and radical social change.
The activists are the ones fighting peacefully for all of our futures. And they see it as their duty to take peaceful direct action in order to protect the climate, if the current politicians are not living up to their responsibilites and finally take the bold steps necessary to tackle the climate crisis. “We have to leave fossil fuels in the ground, change our food systems to be more sustainable, improve public transport solutions and tax aviation fuels, and make banks divest from fossil fuels.", says Julie Stockholm, a spokesperson of the activist group.
Who are we?
All the activists are part of the Danish Extinction Rebellion group, which carried out several non-violent direct actions all over Denmark in the last 8 months, and recently blocked Holmens Bro, a major bridge next to the parliament, for 24 hours. The group wants to raise awareness about the ongoing climate crisis by using non-violent civil disobedience, and make politicians act and take bold steps to tackle the climate crisis.
By being an only female group, the activists aged 19-75 show that climate action can not only be done by men as often depicted, but by everyone, regardless of their gender, age, race, sexuality or backgrounds. Apart from raising awareness about the terrifying impacts of the ecological breakdown, the activists furthermore want to address the inequalities and discrimination of marginalised groups, such as women, who will be hit the hardest by the devastating impacts of the climate catastrophe.
"If humankind is to rescue ourselves and the earth upon which we depend, we need to see the system in its complexity and we need to understand that our allies are those who are oppressed by the same system. The people who are being exploited the most by the toxic system in which we live – are the same people, not by coincidence, who will be hit hardest by almost every environmental crisis." said Julie Stockholm, spokesperson of the activist group.
The donations raised here will be used to fund their action materials and potential fines.
The costs we have:
|Banner||27.370 DKK // 3665 €|
|Rope, carabiners & security equipment||5.650 DKK // 757 €
||33.000 DKK // 4420 €
How can you support us?
(1) Fund us. Every donation counts!
(2) Share this crowdfund on social media!
(3) Join the rebellion on: https://rebellion.earth/act-now/join-us/
The money you donate goes directly to Caroline Reuter, who is part of the activist group and part of the Extinction Rebellion finance team. The finance team itself is in direct exchange with the legal team, which will forward the donations to cover the activists potential legal expenses.
All donations, no matter the size, matter! We ask you to support us, by pledging a small donation, or by sharing it in your community.
If you think peaceful and non-violent direct actions like this deserve support, please show your love and help the activists by donating to this crowdfund!
You can also transfer money directly to the bank account (see below) or via MobilePay to: 29 80 20 41