Title: “Women’s Environmental Network : 25 years of ecofeminism in action”
Women’s Environmental Network (WEN) is the only organisation in the UK working consistently to make the links between women’s health and well-being and environmental issues. Since forming in 1988, they have campaigned on issues overlooked in the mainstream environmental movement, bringing a gendered analysis to environmental issues but also broadening the scope of what is considered an environmental issue. This talk will highlight in particular their work on gender and climate change, as well as their current local food work with ethnic minority women in Tower Hamlets.
About the speaker: Kate Metcalf is WEN’s Local Food Project Co-ordinator, and has 16 years’ experience in delivering participatory training, developing community networks and project management. For the past six years Kate has managed WEN’s Local Food programme, including Spice it Up!, the Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network and most recently Gardens for Life. Prior to that she worked on our Gender and Climate Change campaign and supported WEN Local Groups. She also worked for ‘Reflect’ at ActionAid, using participatory methods as tools to promote adult literacy, women’s rights and social change.