World Rainforest Movement

Empowered women: Social struggles and gender consciousness

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

There can be no doubt that we are immersed in a long and sometimes resisted process of gender awareness regarding social relationships that...

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Connecting environmental currents and gender

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

Women often play a crucial role in environmental conflicts over oil extraction, mining and logging activities, shrimp farming and tree...

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Food sovereignty in the hands of mangrove ecosystem women

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

This story has been cultivated with the thoughts, the experience, the dreams, the words and the hands of women shell-gatherers from the...

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Nigerian Women Bear the Curse of Oil

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

The communities constantly grapple with the consequences of oil spills, gas flares and other menaces arising from unregulated explorative...

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Papua New Guinea: Women in Oil Palm Association become empowered

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

In late 2008, WRM and Friends of the Earth Papua New Guinea/CELCOR  jointly organised a workshop with local women in Papua New Guinea. The...

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Brazil: Women affected by dams – changes in their lifestyles

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

The building of hydroelectric dams in Brazil has been marked by a lack of respect for the environment and society and more so by a lack of...

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No shining legacy: Women start organising against gold mining in Thailand

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

The lush green rice paddies, vegetable fields, forested mountains and quiet villages in the Wangsaphung district of the Loei province of...

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Women and climate change – most affected and least heard

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

In a study published recently in Germany on Climate and Development, we find the following statements: “Poverty affects many, too many...

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The invisible women and men who resist against the destruction of their territory in the northern Great Chaco

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

Living should not have to be a struggle against deadly forces. The life of the indigenous Ayoreo women and men living in isolation (without...

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The Garo Women in Bangladesh: Life of a Forest People without Forest

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

Sicilia Snal (25), is a Garo woman of the forest village Sataria in the Modhupur sal forest. It is merely a 62 thousand acres forest patch,...

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Brazil: For whom and why do women struggle?

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

What is happiness? We can find many answers and we may even consider that being happy is a strictly personal matter. However, at least two...

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Issue 152 – March 2010

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

Women on the march

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