“Visionary and creative resistance”: meet the women challenging extractivism – and patriarchy
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Environmental degradation is deliberate, violent and patriarchal. From Turkey to Guatemala, women are on the frontlines of resistance. “What is the state? We are the state! The state is the state thanks to us” said Havva Ana (Mother Eve) , a 63-year old woman who, in July 2015, joined a demonstration to block the demolition of ancient forests in Rize, Turkey. What Havva Ana meant was that the state depends on the people for its legitimacy – and that it must not prioritise short-term profit over their rights and wellbeing. The forests of Çamlıhemşin have, for hundreds of years, […]