Women & Environments International Magazine

Biannual Canadian journal examing women in their natural and social environments from a feminist viewpoint.

Articles from No. 56/57, Fall

Adenike Grange - Crusading for the African Child's Health
SHE HAS FOR THE LAST 33 YEARS championed the health of the African child both as practicing pediatrician and lecturer and now with the added responsibility as a child health rights crusader.The 62-year-old Nigerian Prof. Adenike `Nike' Grange, is President-elect...
A Femicide Started Anakultur
REVIEW OF THE GROUP'S FIRST FIVE YEARS As you may recall Anakultur was founded in 1997 as a not for profit cooperative. Its mission was to act as a "bridge" between different cultures specifically to bridge the socio-cultural gap between women and men;...
Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerilla
DIRECT ACTION: MEMOIRS OF AN URBAN GUERILLA by Ann Hansen, Between the Lines/AK Press, 2001-2002, CAD $19.95 Reviewed by Chris Lowther In the early eighties, Direct Action, otherwise known as the Squamish Five, blew up BC Hydro's Cheekeye-Dunsmuir substation...
DIRECT ACTION: MEMOIRS OF AN URBAN GUERILLA; by Ann Hansen
In the early eighties, Direct Action, otherwise known as the Squamish Five, blew up BC Hydro's Cheekeye-Dunsmuir substation on Vancouver Island, which was being built to supply power to a planned wave of industrial development. They also bombed the Litton...
(Eco) Feminism as a "Temporary Autonomous Zone"?
Reflections on Calgary's Anti-Globalization Protests The grassroots anti-globalization movement in the North, which seemingly burst out of nowhere to take on the WTO during the infamous "Battle of Seattle" in late 1999, is attracting considerable attention...
(Eco)Feminism as a "Temporary Autonomous Zone"? Reflections on Calgary's Anti-Globalization Protests
The grassroots anti-globalization movement in the North, which seemingly burst out of nowhere to take on the WTO during the infamous "Battle of Seattle" in late 1999, is attracting considerable attention for its "new politics." Employing highly aestheticized...
Feminist ABC
Global Economic Context for Feminist Popular Education The Gendered Nature of Corporate Economic Reforms Reforms to re-entrench the market economy are not limited to any particular country or region and women around the world are affected. Since the...
Feminist ABC: Global Economic Context for Feminist Popular Education
The Gendered Nature of Corporate Economic ReformsReforms to re-entrench the market economy are not limited to any particular country or region and women around the world are affected. Since the 1980s feminists both North and South have been documenting...
Feminist Networking and Alliance Building
In the Field TOOL FOR EMPOWERMENT - INTERVIEW WITH JOANNA KERR, AWID Bipasha Baruah, interviewed Joanna Kerr, Executive Director of the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Toronto on behalf of Women & Environments International...
Feminist Networking and Alliance Building: TOOL FOR EMPOWERMENT - INTERVIEW WITH JOANNA KERR, AWID
Bipasha Baruah, interviewed Joanna Kerr, Executive Director of the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Toronto on behalf of Women & Environments International MagazineW & E: The 1970s and 1980s witnessed the emergence of women's...
Flying with A Net
Exchanging experiences, information, and ideas -- keeping in touch with one another -- was a primary objective for the women who founded this magazine 26 years ago. Networking issues have been an integral part of the Women and Environments tradition....
Flying with a Net-A Word from This Issue's Editors
WEspeak Exchanging experiences, information, and ideas - keeping in touch with one another - was a primary objective for the women who founded this magazine 26 years ago. Networking issues have been an integral part of the Women and Environments tradition....
From 'Making the Links' to 'Bridging the Gaps'
A report on the first international seminar on Women's Safety, Montreal, May 2002 As 160 people from 27 countries gathered May 9 - 11, in Montreal for a UN-affiliated conference on Women's Safety, a few of us thought ba to a similar gathering 13 years...
From 'Making the Links' to 'Bridging the Gaps': A Report on the First International Seminar on Women's Safety, Montreal, May 2002
As 160 people from 27 countries gathered May 9 - 11, in Montreal for UN-affiliated conference on Women's Safety, a few of us thought back to a similar gathering 13 years ago in the same city. In fall of 1989, there had been an International Community...
Huairou Round-Up
No Waiting on Sustainable DevelopmentNot surprisingly, the nations of the world have difficulty reaching major agreements on how to get a sustainable planet. The impediments were all too visible at the recent World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).But...
Inviting Partners to Partner
Features Creating a Partnership Learning Model and Code of Conduct Introduction It is 6 am and a woman steps out of her pavement dwelling in a bustling Mumbai neighborhood, her collection book and plastic bag at hand. Movin-- through a five block area...
Inviting Partners to Partner: Creating a Partnership Learning Model and Code of Conduct
IntroductionIt is 6 am and a woman steps out of her pavement dwelling in a bustling Mumbai neighborhood, her collection book and plastic bag at hand. Moving through a five block area in India's densest city, she marks down the savings, repayments, and...
IWSGS Round-Up
IWSGS is launching an exciting intellectual initiative this year on the theme of Transnationality, Gender and Citizenship. A series of public lectures by internationally acclaimed feminist scholars will be taking place throughout the academic year. Included...
IWSGS Round-Up
[IMAGE ILLUSTRATION]Illustration [Not Transcribed]IWSGS is launching an exciting intellectual initiative this year on the theme of Transnationality, Gender and Citizenship. A series of public lectures by internationally acclaimed feminist scholars will...
Jamaican Women's Networks Help Build and Learn
KINGSTON CONSTRUCTION RESOURCE AND DEVELOPMENT CENTREJustina Campbell has lived in Rose Heights for 14 years. When she arrived the area was mostly woodland. Her first house was one room she built herself out of cement blocks. Garbage and litter were...
Landdykes and Landscape
Reflections on Sex and Nature in Southern Oregon In the winter of 2000, I went to Oregon looking for sex and nature. Much as I wish I could report hot and heavy encounters in the cool mists of Coos Bay, what I mean is that I went to the University of...
Landdykes and Landscape: Reflections on Sex and Nature in Southern Oregon
In the winter of 2000, I went to Oregon looking for sex and nature. Much as I wish I could report hot and heavy encounters in the cool mists of Coos Bay, what I mean is that I went to the University of Oregon on a Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship to...
Linking Networks: The Huairou Commission's Global Network
Over the past seven years, women's global networks have come together in new and exciting ways to: work on common issues, share their expertise and resources, and have a strategic impact on national governments and the United Nations.What is The Huairou...
Mary Lou Morgan, Foodshare, Toronto, Canada
MARY LOU MORGAN IS THE MANAGER OF THE FIELD TO Table Centre of Foodshare Toronto. Foodshare works with communities to improve access to affordable and nutritious food - "from field to table". Foodshare's many grassroots projects promote healthy agriculture...
Neighbourly Women in Athens
WE Research Women's Networks Create Sense of Community Is life in modern cities impersonal and indifferent to the constant flood of images that try to evoke feelings and a sense of pleasure just to get us to consume? Have we become apathetic to what's...
Neighbourly Women in Athens: Women's Networks Create Sense of Community
Is life in modern cities impersonal and indifferent to the constant flood of images that try to evoke feelings and a sense of pleasure just to get us to consume? Have we become apathetic to what's happening next door and to the future of our city? Have...
Neighbourly Women in Athens: Women's Networks Create Sense of Community
[HEADNOTE]WE Research[HEADNOTE]Women's Networks Create Sense of Community[IMAGE PHOTOGRAPH]Small scale neighbourhoodPhoto [Not Transcribed][IMAGE MAP][Map Not Transcribed]Is life in modern cities impersonal and indifferent to the constant flood of images...
Nigeria Protests
NIGERIAN WOMEN TAKE ON THE OIL COMPANIES On any given day, the lives of the inhabitants of the Niger Delta unfold in much the same way-men and women rise and head to work in jobs as varied as the province's terrain. Those who live in rural communities...
Nigeria Protests: NIGERIAN WOMEN TAKE ON THE OIL COMPANIES
On any given day, the lives of the inhabitants of the Niger Delta unfold in much the same way--men and women rise and head to work in jobs as varied as the province's terrain. Those who live in rural communities farm the land to make ends meet. Employees...
Profiles: Adenike Grange-Crusading for the African Child's Health
SHE HAS FOR THE LAST 33 YEARS championed the health of the African child both as practicing pediatrician and lecturer and now with the added responsibility as a child health rights crusader. The 62-year-old Nigerian Prof. Adenike 'Nike' Grange, is President-elect...
Profiles: Jan Peterson, Founding Mother of Neighbourhood Women
To Jan Peterson, founding mother of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women, who has held her vision in the face of obstacles, disbelief, and an adverse political climate. She has, by the force of her commitment to Neighborhood Women principles and...
Profiles: Mary Lou Morgan, Foodshare, Toronto, Canada
MARY LOU MORGAN IS THE MANAGER OF THE FIELD TO Table Centre of Foodshare Toronto. Foodshare works with communities to improve access to affordable and nutritious food "from field to table". Foodshare's many grassroots projects promote healthy agriculture...
Redesigning the American Dream: Gender, Housing and Family Life
REDESIGNING THE AMERICAN DREAM: GENDER, HOUSING AND FAMILY LIFE by Dolores Hayden, 2002, New York & London: W. W. Norton & Co., revised and expanded edition, 286 pp. ISBN 0-393-73094-8. $15.95 USA. CAD$23.50 This is a new edition of Dolores Hayden's...
REDESIGNING THE AMERICAN DREAM: GENDER, HOUSING AND FAMILY LIFE; by Dolores Hayden
This is a new edition of Dolores Hayden's highly regarded 1984 book of almost the same title. It is worth getting hold of this version even if you think you remember the earlier one. The book offers many new examples that illustrate her longstanding...
Uts'am: Bearing Witness
A Traditional Coast Salish Ceremony We stand in a circle under the hot summer sun, our feet firmly planted on the soft sands. Next to us is a rushing river and enormous mountains that seem close enough to touch. A speaker addresses us in the Squamish...
Uts'am: Bearing Witness: A Traditional Coast Salish Ceremony
We stand in a circle under the hot summer sun, our feet firmly planted on the soft sands. Next to us is a rushing river and enormous mountains that seem close enough to touch.A speaker addresses us in the Squamish language. He is wearing a blanket across...
Water Crisis in the Ukraine
WOMEN LEAD THE WAY TO LONG-TERM AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS Prabha Khosla interviewed Anna Tsvetkova, for Women & Environments International Magazine, during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 2002. Anna Tsvetkova is the Coordinator...
Water Crisis in the Ukraine: WOMEN LEAD THE WAY TO LONG-TERM AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
Prabha Khosla interviewed Anna Tsvetkova, for Women & Environments International Magazine, during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 2002.Anna Tsvetkova is the Coordinator of the Drinking Water Campaign of MAMA-86, a women...
Women at the Sustainability Summit
Shifting Parameters of Success in a Globalizing World Barely off the aircraft at Johannesburg airport, exhausted from a long flight, I was taken aback by a huge BMW bill board asking, "if whales can swim in emissions" and something vague about clean...
Women at the Sustainability Summit: Shifting Parameters of Success in a Globalizing World
Barely off the aircraft at Johannesburg airport, exhausted from a long flight, I was taken aback by a huge BMW bill board asking, "if whales can swim in emissions" and something vague about clean energy. Am I at the right Summit? Since when did BMW become...
Women at the Sustainability Summit: Shifting Parameters of Success in a Globalizing World
[HEADNOTE]Shifting Parameters of Success in a Globalizing World[IMAGE PHOTOGRAPH]corporate welcome to the WSSDPhoto [Not Transcribed]Barely off the aircraft at Johannesburg airport, exhausted from a long flight, I was taken aback by a huge BMW bill...