World Rivers Review: Focus on Women, Rivers and Dams - March 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Edited by Lori Pottinger

Special Focus: Women, Rivers and Dams

Just in time for International Women's Day, this special issue focuses on the role of women in the movement for rivers and rights. We feature profiles of inspiring women activists at the forefront of dam struggles and finding alternatives, individual reflections on why healthy rivers are important to women, and perspectives on why dams have a particularly insidious impact on women and children.

Overview: Women speak out for their rivers.
Commentary: Monti Aguirre reflects on women's integral role in dam issues.
Dams and Gender: How large dams reinforce gender inequality.
Water Supply: Helping rural African women find better solutions to clean water.
Profile: Wang Yongchen talks about fighting to save China's rivers.
Interview: Laurie Guevara-Stone shares her insights on the field of clean, decentralized energy.
Clean Stoves: Darfur Stoves Project explains the importance of clean stoves in women's lives.
Personal Essays: Women activists talk about the rivers they love.
Case Study: How Bujagali Dam in Uganda affected women.
Case Study: One woman's story about life on the threatened Omo River.
News Briefs: All the river news that's fit to print.
Brazil: The effect of Brazil's dam boom on women.

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