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Female environmental champions around the world are routinely harassed and assaulted for their work to protect natural resources and curb climate change. Mardiana Deren, an Indonesian nurse campaigning against palm oil and mining companies, has been run over by motorbikes and was lucky to escape a stabbing. Climate change is worsening living and working conditions for women - especially those in rural and indigenous communities that rely on the environment. Despite the danger and lack of local grassroots funding, many female activists are dedicated to continuing their campaigns."Much like any other women-led movements worldwide, mine too is counter-current - we are going against the current,” says Indonesian environmental activist Aleta Baun. “As leaders, we must be prepared to face whatever challenges come…” 
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Women are brave. Period.

halftheskymovement:

Female environmental champions around the world are routinely harassed and assaulted for their work to protect natural resources and curb climate change. Mardiana Deren, an Indonesian nurse campaigning against palm oil and mining companies, has been run over by motorbikes and was lucky to escape a stabbing. 

Climate change is worsening living and working conditions for women - especially those in rural and indigenous communities that rely on the environment. Despite the danger and lack of local grassroots funding, many female activists are dedicated to continuing their campaigns.

"Much like any other women-led movements worldwide, mine too is counter-current - we are going against the current,” says Indonesian environmental activist Aleta Baun. “As leaders, we must be prepared to face whatever challenges come…” 

Read more via Thomas Reuters Foundation.

Women are brave. Period.