To mark International Women’s Day, KATIE HODGETTS reflects on the female environmental activists who have inspired and empowered her. She discusses their work, and also their role in 'joining the dots' between gender inequality, the environment and wider systemic failings
Today - International Women's Day of Struggle - we share the voices and experiences of Friends of the Earth women and transgender environmental activists. The national and regional contexts described by these activists are diverse. But the challenges they face are a common expression of the linked oppressions based on class, gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, disability and other power relations.
It's not often that something comes along that tackles climate change, protects Amazonian biodiversity, saves money, benefits forest communities and empowers women. But in Bolivia, something as simple as a solar oven is doing just that. JOE WARE reports