Wend-Kouni, from Rouko village, Burkina Faso, digs for gold. Ollivier Girad/CIFOR

No environmental justice without gender justice

Gender, Gender & Development Journal, General, Natural Resources 2 Comments

Gender equality and women’s rights are core to attaining sustainable, just human development. Editor, Caroline Sweetman, introduces the natural resource justice issue of the Gender & Development journal. 2017 is on course to be the deadliest year yet for environmental activism: 150 women and men have so far been murdered for defending natural resources and the communities who depend on …

A water filter in Zambia.

A harvest of dysfunction: Causes and impacts of drought in South Africa

Climate Change, Debating Drought, General, Natural Resources, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 0 Comments

John Magrath introduces the report, A Harvest of Dysfunction: rethinking the approach to drought, its causes and impacts in South Africa. “Interventions to assist poor people affected by drought must start with how drought itself is defined and understood” – so says Sipho Mthathi, Executive Director of Oxfam South Africa  in her introduction to a new report that challenges the …