The term ecofeminism was first coined by French author Françoise d’Eaubonne in 1974. Growing out of various other academic and social movements, ecofeminism examines the relationship between the exploitation of nature and the oppression of women and other disadvantaged groups in patriarchal society. Join us for this webinar to further explore its origins, and why it remains just as relevant today!
About the event:
In this event, we will further explore the origins of this movement that brings together feminism, environmentalism, pacifism, and other important strands of public debate and activism. Ecofeminism argues that the domination of women and the degradation of the environment are consequences of patriarchy and capitalism. Any strategy to address one must take into account its impact on the other. We’ll also talk about how we can use its criticism of modernity as a starting point to analyse the society we live in, and how ecofeminism links to the decolonial movement, multiculturalism, etc.
The webinar will consist of one hour of expert input and presentations, followed by a 30-minute Q&A.
This is the third of four public webinars as part of the project “Feminists in the Climate Movement,” organised by GEF with the support of Visio, Green Economics Institute, Oikos, and Fundacja Strefa Zieleni. With a closed training programme for selected Feminist Climate Ambassadors as well as a series of public events, the project seeks to build capacity among (potential) climate leaders, while highlighting the gendered aspects and impacts of the climate crisis to a broader audience.
The speakers will be announced soon.
Date: Monday, 31st May – Please note the date may be subject to change.
Audience: Open to participants of the general public, please register in advance
Registrations will be open soon.
This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Oikos and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.