New York, April 26, 2010 — WEDO celebrates the life and accomplishments of Godelieve Karikurubu, an environmental and gender advocate from Burundi.
She was a colleague and ally of WEDO and gender and climate change work through the Women Delegates Fund (WDF). While her unexpected passing is tragic news for her family, friends, colleagues and the countless women to whom she dedicated her work, we can admire the enormous positive contribution she made to her community, her country and women around the world. As a strong, dynamic woman, Godelieve was a leader in women’s empowerment, gender and climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity, and her legacy and influence will live on long after today. She will be missed.