Throughout history, women have usually held the role of food and water gatherers, that is why ecofeminists argue that ecology is so closley tied with feminsim.
Natural disasters and resource shortages affect poorer countries first.
Women make an estimated 70% of those below the poverty line.
The Greenbelt movement is one of the movements among the many in Ecofeminism.
Founded in 1977 in response to the lack of basic needs of rural Kenya women.
Founder: Professor Wangari Maathai
Their focus areas are: 1. Advocacy and Networking. 2. Civic and Enviormental Education 3. Green Belt Safaris 4. Pan African Training Workshops 5. Women for Change