Issue 3: March 2016
Letter from Editors
Happy Women’s History Month! Welcome to the third issue of Women Across Frontiers, which we devote to the critical topic of “Women and the Environment.” Climate change affects everyone. Yet women, particularly poor women in low income countries, are significantly more severely affected by climate change, environmental degradation, and natural disasters, than men. [Read more]
Health and Environmentalism in a Bronx Classroom
An innovative and effective science program with an emphasis on the environment, including growing and distributing fresh and healthful food to its students.
Philippines: From Victims to Life Savers
A story about empowering women in times of natural disasters in the Philippines.
Battling Climate Change in Rural China
Mrs. Ma and Liu Juan are two of the many women affected by climate change in China. Their stories of how they are fighting against natural disasters.
Women in Nepal Bear the Brunt of the Water Crisis
Women in the remote villages of Nepal’s Upper Mustang region struggle with erratic weather patterns and water scarcity.
The Fight Against Mining in Peru
Mining’s negative effects are felt by all members of the surrounding communities, but it is women who face the greatest social, economic, and physical impacts.
Women in Uganda are Leading Climate Change Adaptation
They are working at the frontline of climate change adaptation, though most don’t even realize it.
A Place To Recover: Creating Female Friendly Spaces in Post-Earthquake Nepal
Female Friendly Spaces are just one place in which Nepali women are seeking rehabilitation and recovery after the last devastating earthquake, while learning how to wage a longer fight against gender disparities.
Book Review: Unfinished Business
In her new book, Anne-Marie Slaughter not only enumerates the tensions that women face between their personal and professional lives, but also maps out a path for change.
Theater Review: Key Change
The play Key Change tells the story of some of the most marginalized women in the United Kingdom: prison inmates.
Where women and climate change meet: the gendered impact of natural disasters
Pre-disaster conditions, such as the gendered division of labor and control over assets, expose women and girls disproportionately to risk.
My Un-gendered world
The courageous voice of a young woman as she shares her vision – through a poem – of an un-gendered world and what would that look like.
The Gender Politics of David Bowie
While he might have not realized it at the time, Bowie, anticipated today’s continuing gender binary dialogue.
Climate Change Fuels Boko Haram
Since its emergence in 2009, Boko Haram has killed 20,000 people and forced over 2.5 million Nigerians from their homes.
Eliminating neglected tropical diseases in Idjwi
The END Fund and Amani Global Works are implementing a program to control and eradicate neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in the island of Idjwi in Congo.
Photographer Julia Gunther | Chedino and Family
Chedino & Family is part of the project Proud Women of Africa, a collection of short visual stories that portrays the daily lives of remarkable women living or working in Africa.
Would You Go to Mars? Meet the Four Women Astronauts Who Can’t Wait to Get There
Ginny Graves from Glamour had exclusive access to watch them train at NASA’s facilities in Houston—and talked about their epic adventure.
Films and Documentaries on Women and Climate Change
A selection of films and documentaries that showcase the impact of climate change and natural disasters on women.
Climate change, indigenous women and the fight to save the Amazon
Indigenous women make up a visible contingent of activists within environmental and human rights movements.
A Small Hand in a Larger One
Joanne Pilgrim recounts her experience volunteering on the Greek island of Lesvos, in the Moria refugee camp.
Reflections: Poems by a Pakistani Teen Poetess
Reflections by Iqra Rehman. This anthology has poems from her amateur years as a teenage poetess who had it as a medium of expression for the classes she didn’t enjoy and some social norms she couldn’t bring herself to adhere to.