Women in environment pecha kucha

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Women in environment pecha kucha

  1. 1. Women Who Cared for the Earth Stories of Six Activists in Six Minutes Presentation by Swati Arunprasad EMC, December 2010
  2. 2. Women Who Cared for the Earth Yosepha Alomang Battle against a Mining Giant… • West Papua, Indonesia • Leader of “Amungme” Community • Fought against Freeport‘s mining activities 2
  3. 3. Women Who Cared for the Earth Yosepha Alomang Battle against a Mining Giant… Freeport dumped 200,000 tons of mine tailing into the river daily!!! 3
  4. 4. Women Who Cared for the Earth Yosepha Alomang Battle against a Mining Giant… 4
  5. 5. Women Who Cared for the Earth Yosepha Alomang Battle against a Mining Giant… •Finally Success in May 2010!!! •Recipient of Goldman Environmental Prize 5
  6. 6. Women Who Cared for the Earth Rashida Bee and Champa Devi Shukla Fighting Toxic & Nuclear Contamination… • Bhopal Gas Tragedy • 27 T poisonous gases 6
  7. 7. Women Who Cared for the Earth Rashida Bee and Champa Devi Shukla Fighting Toxic & Nuclear Contamination… • 1989: 469-mile march to New Delhi • 2002: 19-day hunger strike in New Delhi 7
  8. 8. Women Who Cared for the Earth Rashida Bee and Champa Devi Shukla Fighting Toxic & Nuclear Contamination… “Beat Dow With a Broomstick!" Recipients of Goldman Environmental Prize 2004 2003: Hand delivered samples of toxic waste to Dow 8
  9. 9. Women Who Cared for the Earth Wangari Maathai Believing in Sustainable Forestry… • Kenyan environmentalist • Green Belt Movement • 1977 9
  10. 10. Women Who Cared for the Earth Wangari Maathai Believing in Sustainable Forestry… • 5,000 grassroots nurseries throughout Kenya • Over 20 million trees planted 10
  11. 11. Women Who Cared for the Earth Wangari Maathai Believing in Sustainable Forestry… "I know that I am doing this work for all who cherish freedom and justice and without such ideals, we can't save this planet." • Recipients of Goldman Environmental Prize 1991 • Nobel Peace Prize 2004 • Named one of "Heroes of the Environment " in 2007 by Time Magazine 11
  12. 12. Women Who Cared for the Earth Syeda Rizwana Hasan Environmental Policy and Advocacy… • 20,000 ship breaking workers, some as young as 14 in Bangladesh • One ship breaking worker dies every week and every day one worker is injured!!! 12
  13. 13. Women Who Cared for the Earth Syeda Rizwana Hasan Environmental Policy and Advocacy… • Ships laden with asbestos, PCBs, lead, arsenic and other toxic substances • 2005 to 2007, >250 ships, 2.5 million tons • 95% of each ship had steel coated with 10 - 100 tons of paint containing Pb, Cd, As, Zn and Cr 13
  14. 14. Women Who Cared for the Earth Syeda Rizwana Hasan Environmental Policy and Advocacy… • 2003: Petition with the Supreme Court to follow Basel • Feb 2006: Entry of SS Norway banned • May 2006: MM Alfaship left territorial waters 14
  15. 15. Women Who Cared for the Earth Syeda Rizwana Hasan Environmental Policy and Advocacy… Recipient of Goldman Environmental Prize 2009 • March 2009 : Tightening of ship breaking regulations • Closure of 36 ship breaking yards without environmental clearance 15
  16. 16. Women Who Cared for the Earth Laila Iskander Kamel Empowering garbage collectors… • Zabbaleen, a minority community in Cairo, Egypt • Informal waste picking from 1930s 16
  17. 17. Women Who Cared for the Earth Laila Iskander Kamel Empowering garbage collectors… • Designed innovative social and environmental projects to the garbage collectors since 1982 • Basic Health and Hygiene Education 17
  18. 18. Women Who Cared for the Earth Laila Iskander Kamel Empowering garbage collectors… Two Zabbaleens can collect waste from 350 homes using a horse cart & can earn 3 times the ave. income of a person!!! • Primary school • Paper recycling project • Weaving school • Health centre and small industries project established • Recipients of Goldman Environmental Prize 1994 18
  19. 19. Women Who Cared for the Earth Thuli Brilliance Makama Defending Environmental NGOs • Swaziland’s only public interest environmental attorney • 1992: Swaziland Environment Authority Act • 2002: First Minister for Environment excluded NGOs 19
  20. 20. Women Who Cared for the Earth Thuli Brilliance Makama Defending Environmental NGOs • Pressure from Makama’s Yonge Nawe Environmental Action Group • 2009: Court’s ruling that environmental groups will have a place on the Management Board to monitor actions of Swaziland Environment Authority Recipients of Goldman Environmental Prize 2010 20

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