Friday, March 25, 2005

Women as Custodians of the Environment

Some interesting info in this link to an article by the UN director of Environment Programme about women's close familiarity with their natural environment, often tied in with their survival. The usually obscured nexus between ecology, gender, and poverty is highlighted. The UN guy attempts to make this hopeful and uplifting.

Girl carries a basket of bread to market in Sichuan, China. (Photo by Peyton Johnson courtesy FAO)


At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(As if an extreme example were necessary . . . ):

Most Tsunami Dead Female - Oxfam

More women than men were killed by the Asian tsunami, Oxfam figures from India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka suggest.


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