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Feminist and Gender Studies: Ecofeminism

Previously known as Women's Studies (the name changed in 2005).

Global Ecofeminism


Combining the words ecology and feminism, ecofeminism embraces the idea that the oppression of women and the oppression or destruction of nature are closely connected. Elements of the feminist movement, the peace movement and the environmentalist and green movements can be seen in ecofeminism.


Using the correct words to search will help you find relevant information. Use your research questions to help you create a list of key words to use in your searches for information.

Because different authors and search tools use different words to describe the same concepts, it's useful to have a list of similar and related terms in your arsenal when you set out to search for relevant information. The process of creating these alternative terms is called brainstorming terms or concept mapping. The University of Illinois Undergraduate Library illustrates this process well in their brief video called, Developing Your Topic with a Concept Map.

Keywords for Researching:

  • Women in the Environment
  • Women and Food Security
  • Women Environmentalists
  • Green Movement
  • Environmental Protection
  • Nature Conservation
  • EcoFeminism


Association of Women in Environmental Professions

The Association of Women in Environmental Professions (AWEP) is dedicated to environmental education and advancement of women and others who are interested in the environement

Center for Health, Environment & Justice

CHEJ can help communities who are affected by environmental health risks and disasters. From healthier drinking water to leaking landfills, CHEJ is dedicated to a healthier future.

Women's Environment & Development Organization

WEDO’s mission is to empower women as decision makers to achieve economic, social and gender justice, a healthy, peaceful planet, and human rights for all.

Women's Voices for the Earth

Women’s Voices for the Earth is a national organization that works to eliminate toxic chemicals that impact women’s health by changing consumer behaviors, corporate practices and government policies.



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