Women and Environment
International Women’s Day Greetings!
There is a direct and critical relationship between women and the environment. It is a relationship that draws its strength not from biology – that is, not because women are born female – but from gender, and the socially created roles and responsibilities that continue to fall to women in households, communities and ecosystems throughout the world.
Thus, according to Amartya Sen, “Advancing gender equality, through reversing the various social and economic handicaps that make women voiceless and powerless, may also be one of the best ways of saving the environment, and countering the dangers of overcrowding and other adversities associated with population pressure. The voice of women is critically important for the world’s future—not just for women’s future.”