Political Ecology and Sustainability (PEAS)
From the outset, DAWN's analysis has included an understanding of sustainable livelihood concerns of women in the global South. More recently as the margins of ecological survival are shrinking particularly for impoverished communities, and in many places nature is already 'answering back,' we recognize the need to pay greater attention to the health of the planet alongside our human rights. However, ecological issues cannot be disassociated from women's rights, including the adverse effects on their sexual and reproductive health, or from political and economic concerns over the inequitable allocation of natural resources. Our intention therefore is to develop DAWN's political ecology analysis from a southern feminist perspective and experiences, conceptually linked to our continuing critique of global trends in the body politics, governance, and political economy arenas.