Besides efforts by some states, cities and companies, many local women-led groups are stepping up and pushing renewable energy as one climate change solution.
Shaista Ambar’s initiative is an example to follow—not only for women in India, but for those around the world.
I am a veteran of marches—starting with civil rights in 1960s and anti-Vietnam War protests in the ‘70s. But I have never seen anything like last Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington.
It is clear we can’t have climate justice without gender justice. Gender equity is key to everyone’s ability to thrive in the face of climate change.
For some women protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, protecting the water supply isn’t only about environmental justice—it’s about reproductive justice as well.
“I’m grateful to the women that have shown so clearly that we all have the potential to change the world, and I intend to pass that on.”
The Dakota Access Pipeline endangers the environment—and it threatens the safety of Native American women and girls living in the region.
The mass media has failed to cover Standing Rock. While they were silent, independent and community media stepped up.
To accelerate into the clean energy economy and lessen the impacts of climate disruption on those who feel it most, the norm needs to change.
When women are included in the climate planning process, not only do they bring in a unique perspective, but are also more likely to take part in solutions. When diverse perspectives are engaged in climate action, stronger solutions are more likely.