Hillary Clinton on two-day visit to Gujarat announces $50 M climate fund for women


Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced on February 6, a $50 million Global Climate Resilience Fund for women to combat climate change. She addressed salt pan workers at Kuda village in Gujarat’s Surendranagar district that the fund will empower women and communities to combat climate change and help give new livelihood opportunities and education. 

“Today, Clinton Global Initiative with the American Indian foundation, SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association founded by late activist Ela Bhatt) and other organizations, I announce 50-million-dollar Global Climate Resilience Fund for women,” Clinton said. 

“I have had the privilege of working with EIaben and SEWA for nearly 30 years. But we are thinking about the next 50 years,” she said. 

On February 5, Clinton attended a celebration in Ahmedabad to honor SEWA’s founder, famous social crusader Ela Bhatt, and commemorate the group’s 50th anniversary as a trade union.