Kahea Pacheco

Co-Executive Director, Women's Earth Alliance

Kahea Pacheco (Kanaka 'Ōiwi) is a passionate advocate for Indigenous people’s rights, intersectional environmentalism, and climate justice that puts aloha ʻāina at the heart of solutions. She is a Co-Executive Director at Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA), a 16-year global initiative that empowers women’s leadership to protect the environment, end the climate crisis, and ensure a just, thriving world.

With WEA, Kahea has facilitated legal advocacy partnerships for indigenous women-led environmental campaigns to protect lands, water, and sacred spaces. She also co-led a the development of the “Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies” report and toolkit, which provides a critical perspective from Indigenous women and young people on the health and social impacts of extractive industry within their territories, as well as community-developed tools to address environmental violence.
Kahea has a background in law, critical theory and human rights. She serves on the Advisory Council for Daughters for Earth and 1t.org—the trillion trees platform of the World Economic Forum—and is on the Board of Directors of Planet Women.

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