Mapping women’s resistance to social and ecological degradation
October 22, 2015
“For long-lasting change, it is essential that we recognize, understand, and transform the dominant social constructs that lie at the root of such gender inequality as well as the destruction of the Earth.”
Women are hit fastest and hardest by the effects of environmental degradation and climate disruption, making up 80 percent of those displaced due to climate change since 2010. Indigenous women who rely on natural resources for their survival and are responsible for household food production are directly affected by these growing environmental issues.
In over thirty countries, women are taking action in order to highlight why they are integral to climate justice. In daily life, this is demonstrated through the innovative women that are able to build resistance to devastating environmental effects. Women have the knowledge to protect the areas they inhabit, whether it’s by launching solar power projects or planting trees to renew destroyed land.