Vandana Shiva

Vandana Chiva

Advocate of ecology and anti-globalization.

Born at the foot of the Himalayas in the Indian city of Dehradun. Vandana Shiva is a woman with very clear ideas. Scientist, philosopher and writer of a lot of works, Shiva is one of the most critical voices against globalization, genetically engineered foods and control of agriculture by large multinationals.

As a Ecofeminism advocate in the 70s joined the Chipko movement, protecting forests tactics hugging trees to prevent logging. “Ecofeminism is now the most basic challenge against the dominant structures of all time, which are racist capitalism, in the sense that dominates the privilege of the particularities, and definitely patriarchal, because we assume that all mankind, men and women, must be modeled after the capitalist man” Shiva said in an interview.

Winner of the Right Livelihood Award 1993, (known as the alternative Nobel Prize) for placing women and ecology at the heart of modern development discourse. This 56 year old Indian woman is founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. In addition, Shiva has been awarded the 1993 Global 500 of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the International Award of Earth Day, of the U.N. as well.