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Democracy over the Airwaves
Democracy relies on the participation of all people, not just those vested with formal political power. When a group of women in Nicaragua felt their voices weren't being heard, they took to airwaves and the internet in Observatorios de Transgresion Feminista.
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Mujeres Constructoras
Mujeres Constructoras in Nicaragua redefines "domestic labor." This innovative organization trains women in electrical work and carpentry, in the process changing their lives, the community and the country. All photographs by Paola Gianturco.
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Swept Away
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...
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Does environmental destruction politicize women?
Why is it that most recent conversations about the "planet in peril," including deforestation, climate change, natural disasters and changing water levels, rarely reference women? Women are disproportionately impacted by changes in the environment. And, with indigenous knowledges in tow and generations of experience working the land, gathering wood and fetching water, women bring unique, effective and sustainable solutions to environmental problems...
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