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  • City, State: Santa Barbara, California
  • Geographic Location: North America


A woman in Nicaragua cleans up wreckage from Hurricane Mitch.

Friday, July 11, 2008 2:03 PM

The devastating headlines have appeared all too often in recent years: unimaginable death tolls and destruction from earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis. Natural disasters and their aftermath are catastrophic, but until recently, they've held another, hidden, tragedy. It is women who suffer, and die, the most. Yet it's also women who clean up the wreckage.


Friday, July 11, 2008 3:17 PM

Sibongile Masuku is a self-described eco-feminist who has lived and worked in concert with the earth her whole life. She grew up in Swaziland, and now works in South Africa. She's served as an environmental activist in various capacities, and acted as an advisor to the South African Government on environmental conservation. Currently, she's a Research Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.

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