Ecofeminism


Hannah Méndez,
Editorial Assistant for Atmos
Ecofeminism connects women’s rights issues with climate issues. It analyzes ecological justice issues through a gendered lense to better understand the impacts of said issues on a population. It’s the understanding that the liberation of our natural environment is tied up in the liberation of all marginalized genders.

Vandana Shiva and Wangari Maathai are two of the world’s most notable ecofeminists, though it’s important to note that the terminology came long after they began their work and is a Western concept which many in the global south do not use.

Ecofeminism is also the understanding of how environmental issues disproportionately impact women, such as 80% of climate migrants being women. It also recognizes the key roles and knowledge women bring to environmental restoration. 
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