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Women Rising VIII: International Changemakers Protecting the Environment

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Clockwise from upper left: Anne Kajir, Olya Melen, Dana Rassas and Ilana Meallam. Source: Goldman Environmental Prize, Brigham Young University, Womens Global Action Network (WGGAN)

Clockwise from upper left: Anne Kajir, Olya Melen, Dana Rassas and Ilana Meallam. Source: Goldman Environmental Prize, Brigham Young University, Women's Global Action Network (WGGAN)

Women are gaining influence as leaders throughout the world, fighting for peace, justice, the environment and civil society.

On this edition, we profile four courageous young ecology activists, going to court for environmental justice and leading regional cooperation to rescue precious natural resources and indigenous cultures. Anne Kajir is an indigenous lawyer fighting for the rainforest and the people of Papua New Guinea. Olya Melen is a Ukrainian lawyer who stopped her government from destroying the Danube Delta. Dana Rassas is a Palestinian activist on trans-boundary water policy issues in the Middle East. Ilana Meallam is an Israeli advocate for the indigenous Bedouin people of the Middle East.

This Women’s Desk program is a special collaboration with the Women Rising Radio Project, Lynn Feinerman and Crown Sephira Productions.

Featuring:

Anne Kajir, Papua New Guinea indigenous lawyer and Goldman Environmental Prize recipient; Olya Melen, Ukrainian lawyer and Goldman Environmental Prize recipient; Dana Rassas, Palestinian activist; Ilana Meallam, Israeli advocate.

Host: Sandina Robbins
Producer/Writer: Lynn Feinerman
Mixing Engineer: Stephanie Welch

For more information:

Anne Kajir’s Goldman Environmental Prize bio

Olya Melen’s Goldman Environmental Prize bio

Environment-People-Law (EPL) – Ukraine

In Ukranian In English

Contact info for Ilana Meallem and Dana Rassas:

In Israel:
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Kibbutz Ketura
D.N. Hevel Eilot 88840 ISRAEL
972-8-6356618; fax 972-8-6356634

In the U.S.:
The Arava Institute North America – Manchester Center, VT

Author: Sabine Blaizin

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