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]
An innovative and effective science program with an emphasis on the environment, including growing and distributing fresh and healthful food to its students.
A story about empowering women in times of natural disasters in the Philippines.
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 the remote villages of Nepal’s Upper Mustang region struggle with erratic weather patterns and water scarcity.
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.
They are working at the frontline of climate change adaptation, though most don’t even realize it.
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.
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.
The play Key Change tells the story of some of the most marginalized women in the United Kingdom: prison inmates.
Pre-disaster conditions, such as the gendered division of labor and control over assets, expose women and girls disproportionately to risk.
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.
While he might have not realized it at the time, Bowie, anticipated today’s continuing gender binary dialogue.
Since its emergence in 2009, Boko Haram has killed 20,000 people and forced over 2.5 million Nigerians from their homes.
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.
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.
Ginny Graves from Glamour had exclusive access to watch them train at NASA’s facilities in Houston—and talked about their epic adventure.
A selection of films and documentaries that showcase the impact of climate change and natural disasters on women.
Indigenous women make up a visible contingent of activists within environmental and human rights movements.
Joanne Pilgrim recounts her experience volunteering on the Greek island of Lesvos, in the Moria refugee camp.
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.