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2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B

Role of women in environmental protection


Author(s): Ujjal Das

Abstract:
Environment is the nature and surrounding in which all plants, animals, human being and others living and non living things on the other hands women are better half part of society. Relationship between women and environment are closely connected. They are the manager of resources of the family and directly collect water and fuel from the nature. Women are playing a key role in protection of environment and its preservation. The publication of “Women’s Role in Economic Development” by Ester Boserup in 1970 made emphasized on women role in protection and preservation of environment. Now women are understanding impact of environmental degradation on society and therefore they are working for the protection of environment for the future generations. The World Bank report, 1991 said that women were playing an essential role in management of natural resources, including soil, water, forest and energy and also have past and present knowledge regarding the natural world or environment around them. India’s Chipko movement, Narmada Bachao Andolon, Kenya’s Green Belt movement and others various women movement took place for the protection of environment. Environmentalist activist like Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg, Malaika Vaz, Katherine Hayhoe, Julia Lorraine Hill, Rachel Carson, Vandana Shiva, Sunita Narraine, Sumaira Abdulali, Kinkari Devi, Medha Patkar, Menaka Gandhi and many more are playing a key role for the protection of environment. In the 42nd Amendment Act of 1976 of the Indian constitution have made a fundamental duty to protect and improve of the natural environment. Women roles in protection will be become more active and fruitful when men of the society stand with the women by holding hand in hand.


DOI: 10.33545/26646021.2022.v4.i2b.183

Pages: 125-128 | Views: 28 | Downloads: 4

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Ujjal Das. Role of women in environmental protection. Int J Political Sci Governance 2022;4(2):125-128. DOI: 10.33545/26646021.2022.v4.i2b.183
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