Welcome to the first
WEGO in Action
WEGO in Action will be bringing readers a summary of all the WEGO network is doing around the world with stories about our exciting diverse research, activist engagement and policy advocacy.
As is clear from the insights presented here, WEGO’s activities are helping to map out where ecological, economic and social transformation are happening at the community level and on other scales, in the collective search for intersectional justice towards a more liveable world.
The emphasis of WEGO in Action is on hope, and the multi-layered possibilities for us to shape and change a world that is rife with contradictions, crises and conflicts. So while WEGO does not shy away from a shared sense of urgency, the network does intentional care-full work with others as we look at how to negotiate life in human damaged environments. WEGO aims to bridge the rift of a world marked by inequalities and plagued by the mantra of economic growth with possibilities of connectivity, vibrant materiality and livelihoods. From these engagements, WEGO contributes, builds and reaches out to feminist and other concerned scholars and activists working on the key issues of political ecology.
Importantly, as WEGO in Action shows, WEGO works with an ethic of care for each other, creating an intergenerational and horizonal process of networking with those with whom the research is being done and aware of responsibility for more-than-human others.
We hope you enjoy this first WEGO in Action where we present our take on feminist political ecology research from PhD engagements with communities to social movement actions, to contributions to academic debates in many different places, communities and economies.
Wendy Harcourt WEGO Coordinator
30 November 2019