We Have to Wake Up, Humankind! Women’s Struggles for Survival and Climate and Environmental Justice

Citation:

Rodriguez Acha, Maria Alejandra. 2017. “We Have to Wake Up, Humankind! Women’s Struggles for Survival and Climate and Environmental Justice.” Development 60 (1–2): 32–9.

Author: Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Acha

Abstract:

The climate and environmental crises of our times heighten existing inequalities and pose challenges to our very survival. The lives, livelihoods and bodies of women around the world are at the frontlines of its impacts and of the struggles to resist and build alternatives centred around justice and the sustainability of life. The 2016 AWID Forum gathered ecological and women’s rights activists to share experiences and perspectives on how the exploitation of people and planet is interlinked and interdependent and what shapes our resistance does and must take.

Keywords: climate change, climate justice, environmental justice, women's rights, women human rights defenders

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Gender, Women, Justice, Livelihoods, Rights, Women's Rights

Year: 2017

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