Julie Cissé is turning the principles of climate justice into action in Senegal. As the Coordinator of Women’s Learning Partnership Senegal/Groupes d’Initiatives pour le Progrès Social-West Africa Region (GIPS-WAR), Cissé has worked to promote the economic, social and cultural development of rural and urban women through training, advocacy and counseling for over a decade. Through her work with communities all over the country, Cissé has witnessed the impact of climate change on women. Cissé realized, like so many others, that women will not enjoy equal economic, social and political opportunities without addressing the unequal burden of climate change effects, and that equitable, environmentally-responsible societies are impossible without the equal participation of women in decision-making. For this reason, Cissé and GIPS-WAR have taken a multi-faceted approach to climate change action that includes developing the leadership skills of women, working with men and women to fundamentally question social and cultural representations of masculinity, training women to be advocates of their rights and men to be effective allies, and enhancing the technical skills of women in rural communities to adapt to the challenges of climate change and engage in income-generating activities.