People in so many communities need money to fight mining companies, to return lands stolen from Indigenous People, and to restore what has been destroyed out of greed—all so that nature can thrive.

Ayisha is a human rights and land defender from the tribal lands of Moochiwala in Pakistan. She became involved in climate work after seeing water pollution leach toxins into the drinking water, spreading illness in her community. As the project manager of Future Generations Tribunal and Fossil Free University, Ayisha uplifts the rights of marginalized communities and holds polluting companies accountable. A poet,  organizer and research scholar at New York University’s school of law, Ayisha was named one of Time’s 2023 Women of the Year, and she is a climate advisor to the UN General Secretary.