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Amazon Women: On the Front Lines of Grassroots Climate Leadership – January 14, 2014

Women activists and leaders have been at the core of the environmental movement since its inception

Women have organized and battled for centuries to win basic rights, to be treated with respect and equality. Meanwhile, patriarchal institutions driven by the thirst for power, accumulation, and economic growth have fought hard to maintain their seat at the top of the social and political hierarchy. Indeed, our current political and economic institutions are overwhelmingly led by men. Of 196 nations in the world, only 17 have women as elected heads of state. Women CEOs make up only 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 companies.

photo of a woman in a feather headdressPhoto by Cacá MeirellesSome women leaders,… more

by: Nathan Heintz

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