In order to foster a sustainable world, we must first have an equitable one.
With at least half of the population systematically oppressed, this dream of equality is far from achievement. Even in the most progressive countries such as Sweden, discrimination towards both men and women is fervent, and these discrepancies continuously fail to be addressed. Within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) set out by the United Nations, one of the primary initiatives in creating a sustainable world is gender equality. These goals, focused mainly on planet-related issues, such as climate change, deforestation, pollution, and energy production, talk about the basic rights of all human beings.
“Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
– United Nations
As women are, and will in the future be, the most effected by the effects of climate change and other climate-related impacts, addressing climate change is also directly addressing these gender inequalities. So, what do we do about these inequalities? How can we fix these gender issues, as well as promote this idea of a sustainable lifestyle and a peaceful earth?
Well, we can’t answer the entire question, but we can damn well try to solve parts of it.
The Fem Fighters began as a rubric, syllabus, and begrudging group project. As part of a knowledge-to-action course within Lund University, the group came to be, and focused their efforts on understanding and addressing the lack of connection between gender and sustainability.
As they delved deeper into the issues, the self-named ‘fem fighters’, started to become more interested within the dynamics of the university and their program within it. Now, the group has initiated action, and hosts workshops, negotiates with the university, and spreads awareness of not only gender issues, but also environmental ones.
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