Despite the fact that environmental movements may be primarily associated with activism in the “West”, they have a long and rich history in South Asia. It has been 50 years now since the foundation of the ecofeminist Chipko movement in India – a movement of women who hugged trees in resistance to tree felling
“We can’t go to school, university, work, nor can we play our favourite sports. We had no choice but to leave our country”. Interview with a climber from Afghanistan.
Did you think a battle of the voices is a Western invention? Musical skirmishes had been organised in northern India and Pakistan before it was cool.
May’s parliamentary elections in Lebanon were groundbreaking. They are a hope for real change and a better future for a country in crisis. As many as 88 young people (between 25 to 35 years old) and 155 women were among the number of 1043 candidates. These are the historical numbers
Drug cartels, gangs that engage in illegal logging, corrupt politicians and police passivity. This was the everyday life of the Mexican town of Cherán, inhabited by the indigenous community of Purépecha. Today the people of Cherán live on their terms. All thanks to the women who took matters into their own hands at the right moment