Women climate activists who identify as ecofeminists are demanding the recognition of women’s climate justice work around the world to help protect the planet and advance gender equality.
French writer Françoise d’Eaubonne coined the term ecofeminism in 1974. In her book Feminism or Death, D’Eaubonne argued that with the planet in women’s hands, everyone will thrive.
Ecofeminism suggests that the patriarchy is the driving source behind the degradation of the planet and exploitation of women — issues that are inextricably linked and cannot be resolved without dismantling oppressive masculine power systems.
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The Faces of Ecofeminism: Women Promoting Gender Equality and Climate Justice Worldwide