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Women aand ecological economy

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Women activists from South Asia are aiming to save Mother Nature from what they call the onslaught of consumerism by advocating a “green” economy. …

Women activists from South Asia are aiming to save Mother Nature from what they call the onslaught of consumerism by advocating a “green” economy.

“The resources of the earth are for the welfare of all, not the profit of a few. They generate creative and dignified livelihoods and provide a basis for poverty alleviation,” the South Asian Women’s Network said in a statement on Sunday

The statement was issued at the end of their July 2-3 conference in Dhaka, jointly organized by the South Asia Foundation, Manusher Jonno Foundation and Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi.

The conference, entitled “Women of South Asia and a Green Economy,” unanimously voiced support for a green outlook as a way of improving the quality of life for all and to oppose today’s economic principles that are discriminatory and marginalize the poor and women.

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  • 1. Women and ecological economy
  • 2. Support for a green outlook as a way of improving the quality of life for all.
  • 3. Women activists from South Asia are aiming to save Mother Nature from what they call the onslaught of consumerism by advocating a “green” economy.
  • 4. “The resources of the earth are for the welfare of all, not the profit of a few. They generate creative and dignified livelihoods and provide a basis for poverty alleviation,” the South Asian Women’s Network said in a statement on Sunday
  • 5. The statement was issued at the end of their July 2-3 conference in Dhaka, jointly organized by the South Asia Foundation, ManusherJonno Foundation and JamiaMilliaIslamia University in New Delhi.
  • 6. The conference, entitled “Women of South Asia and a Green Economy,” unanimously voiced support for a green outlook as a way of improving the quality of life for all and to oppose today’s economic principles that are discriminatory and marginalize the poor and women.
  • 7. Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva said the patriarchal and capitalistic way of modern society will destroy nature, as the system wants to eat up all resources.
  • 8. Women are experienced in growing varieties of indigenous fruits and vegetables which have more nutritional value than mono-crops being introduced by global conglomerates she told the conference which supported calls for women to be given a greater say in policy-making.
  • 9. BarthaGeetiBaroi, director of CORR – The Jute Works, a trust set up by Caritas  to help women earn supplementary incomes for their families, was among the participants.
  • 10. “Natural ways of food production are the best ways to help protect biodiversity and the environment, while use of fertilizers and pesticides are hazardous to people, animals and destroys ecological systems,” she said.
  • 11. The mono-crop culture being established by a few multinationals is destroying biodiversity and indigenous ways of farming, she added.
  • 12. Related links
    South Asian Women Plan To Tap Own Resources To Fight Modern Challenges
    Youths come to exam-takers' aid 
    EU funds new agriculture projects 
    Caritas aids flood victims
    Employers must offer decent salaries: Caritas 
    Caritas welcomes ILO domestic workers convention 
  • 13. source
    http://www.ucanews.com/2011/07/05/women-advocate-green-economy/
    http://www.ucanews.com

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