She was one of the great ones, a giant sequoia in the forest of humanity. I was there to bear witness the day she received the Nobel Peace Prize. An interview we did turned into an extended conversation, and before the day was done, we became sister friends. From that day on, I stood in awe of her vision, wisdom and courage to see the connection between poverty and our natural environment. She understood that environment, governance and human rights are linked indivisibly.
In a conversation with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, the three new Nobel Peace Laureates discussed "their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights."
President Obama made his only contribution to the global climate talks on Wednesday by urging countries to preserve their forests and follow the example of Nobel peace prize winner and Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai who died earlier this year.
The Green Belt Movement has published a climate change report. To read, click here.
The 6th International Green Awards™, in association with Climate Change - The New Economy (CCTNE), is proud to announce the Kenyan visionary, Professor Wangari Maathai was posthumously awarded the inaugural ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ sponsored by First Eastern Investment Group for her lifelong commitment to environmental protection.
A list of obituaries and reflections on Professor Maathai's life, work, and legacy.
Several years ago, Professor Maathai gave an interview to Parabola magazine on the spiritual life and the Earth. You can read it here.
WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama extended condolences Monday at the death of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against environmental degradation.
Daniel Kammen: "Wangari Muta Maathai: A Life of Firsts," National Geographic
Update from Nobel Women's Initiative
Did you know that up to 500,000 women were raped during the Rwandan genocide?
Did you know that over 64,000 women were raped in Sierra Leone?
Did you know that over 40,000 women were raped in Bosnia-Herzegovina?
Did you know that over 1,000 women are raped every day in Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo?