Feminism and climate change activism


24 August 2020
19:00 - 21:00





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Extinction Rebellion Greenwich

The fight for climate justice and the fight for gender equality go hand in hand.

Women, especially in the global south, are being hit hardest by climate change, as rising temperatures make it harder to care for families and do other types of domestic labour. As we move away from fossil fuels, to avert dangerous climate change, that will change the way that work is done in the home – most of which is done by women. And in the movement for climate justice, women are very often on the front lines.

Our discussion on how these issues go together will be opened by
Orthalia Kunene (XR South Africa),
Laura Schwartz (historian of feminism and labour movements, University of Warwick) and
Silvia Semenzin (PhD researcher at the University of Milan, and organiser of a campaign to make “revenge porn” illegal in Italy).


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