Vandana Shiva

Topics: Vandana Shiva, Right Livelihood Award, Globalization Pages: 2 (633 words) Published: June 7, 2014

Vandana Shiva doing the ‘tree hugging’

Dr. Vandana Shiva is an Indian environmental activist, ecofeminist, anti-globalization author, physicist, and philosopher. As an environmental activist
she has co-ordinated, supported and learned from grassroots networks on a wide range of issues across India. Advocates ‘tree hugging’, the tactic of hugging trees to prevent them being cut down. Supports ‘Navdanya’ (meaning 9 seeds): “Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability.”; advocates seed sovereignty, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture She has helped movements in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Ireland, Switzerland and Austria with their campaigns against genetic engineering. 

As an ecofeminist
-an initiative program of Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology (REFSTE) is the 'Diverse Women for Diversity'. -supports ‘Navdanya’, a women centred movement for the protection of biological and cultural diversity.

As an environmental and anti-globalization author
(has authored more than 20 books)
Naming some:
1988, Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Survival in India, Zed Press, New Delhi, ISBN 0-86232-823-3 1992, The Violence of the Green Revolution: Ecological degradation and political conflict in Punjab, Zed Press, New Delhi 1997, Biopiracy: the Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, South End Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, I ISBN 1-896357-11-3 2002, Water Wars; Privatization, Pollution, and Profit, South End Press, Cambridge Massachusetts 2005, Globalization's New Wars: Seed, Water and Life Forms Women Unlimited, New Delhi, ISBN 81-88965-17-0 2007, Democratizing Biology: Reinventing Biology from a Feminist, Ecological and Third World Perspective, author, Paradigm Publishers ISBN 978-1-59451-204-9 2013, Making Peace With The Earth Pluto Press ISBN 978-0-7453-33762

As physicist
she founded REFSTE, which led to the creation...

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