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Women and the Environment in the Third World
Alliance for the future

ISBN 9780415852159
Published April 10, 2013 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

'This book ... should be issued to grass-root organisations everywhere' Doris Lessing, The New Scientist 'It is must reading for government planners, environmentalists and the ordinary layman' Asia Week Women in the Third World play the major role in managing natural resources. They are also the first and hardest hit by environmental mismanagement, yet they are neither consulted nor taken into account by development strategists. lrene Dankelman and Joan Davidson provide a clear account of the problems faced by women in the management of land, water, forests, energy and human settlements. They also describe the lack of response from international organizations. With the help of well-documented case studies they describe the ways in which women can organize to meet environmental, social and economic challenges. Originally published in 1988

Table of Contents

Dedication Authors' Preface Foreword by The Hon. Mrs Victoria Chitepo Introduction: Women have something to say Part I Women, Environment and Natural Resources 1. why Women? 2. Land: Women at the Centre of the Food Crisis Case Studies: Women and soybeans in Togo, West Africa The Pinabetal Women's Organization, Mexico The Vacaria Project, Brazil Tribal women in Iran Golgotta Settlement, Ethiopia 3. The Invisible Water Managers Case Studies: The women's dam, Burkina Faso Water for health in Kenya Water for Rochina, Brazil Canal hurts Colombian women 4. Women and Forests: Fuel, Food and Fooder Case Studies: The story of Gadkharkh village, India The Ghorepani Project, Nepal Women in forestry, Kenya 5. Women's Energy Crisis Case Studies: Africa : a Woman from Ghana The life of Ione Halley, Guyana Mombamba Women's Group, Kenya 6. Human Settlements: Women's Environment of Poverty Case Studies: A child of Delhi The women of Bhopal Invisible Women: Purdah in Pakistan Squatter Upgrading, Lusaka, Zambia Women's Construction Collective, Jamaica Baldia Soakpit Project, Karachi, Pakistan Urban agriculture, Lusaka, Zambia Part II Women and Environmental Conservation 7. Women Working for Conservation Interviews: Vandana Shiva, India Maria Jos Guazzelli, Brazil Shimwaayi Muntemba, Zambia 8. Training Women Case Studies: Training and technology in Senegal Instraw Pakistani women visit India 9. Planning the Family: A Woman's Choice? Case Study: Planned parenthood and women's development 10. Women Organize Themselves Case Studies: Green Belt Movement, Kenya Acdo Democr tica Feminina Gaticha, Brazil Women Promote Appropriate Technology, Guyana ORAP, Zimbabwe 11. The International Response Case Study: Luangwa Project, Zambia 12. Working Together for the Future References Abbreviations Resource Organizations Contributors Index

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