World Rainforest Movement




WRM bulletins

Bulletin Issue 79 – February 2004

THE FOCUS OF THIS ISSUE: WOMEN AND FORESTS

This edition of the WRM bulletin is entirely focused on the issue of women and forests, coinciding with the near celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, on which day 129 women died during a textile workers’ struggle in the United States in 1909. The aim of this bulletin is to share information on both the differentiated impacts that women suffer in relation to forest loss and degradation and on the special role that women play regarding wise and equitable forest use. In this way we hope to contribute to raise awareness on the gender issue in relation to forests and to assist in its incorporation to both forest and women activists’ agendas. We would like to express our most sincere thanks to the many people –both women and men- that contributed to this bulletin, while at the same time paying homage to all the uncountable and invisible women that are fighting throughout the tropics an unequal battle to protect the forests that are their homes and means of livelihood.

OUR VIEWPOINT

  • Women’s Voices Coming from the Forest
    Women’s Voices Coming from the Forest

    Forests are home to many peoples, including a substantial population of indigenous peoples. A 1992 European Union-funded study on the situation of indigenous peoples in the tropical rainforests estimated about
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CONSERVING THE FOREST

THE DESTRUCTIVE INDUSTRIAL APPROACH

WHEN TREE PLANTING BECOMES A PROBLEM

THE APPROPRIATION OF NATURE

THE CHANGING CLIMATE

  • Linkages Between Climate Change and Women
    Linkages Between Climate Change and Women

    Climate change analysis has so far been science–driven, presented in terms of greenhouse gases and emissions. While the scientific analyses remain crucial, social imperatives must be taken into account. Although
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