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feminist advocacy and activism
Simona at the Festa della Legalità in Ostia. Photo: Anna Katharina Voss
WEGO mentor Simona Lanzoni, vice-president of our beneficiary Fondazione Pangea, continues to advocate tirelessly to bring an end to violence against women, be it in Italy or worldwide. Source: REAMA In March 2019 Pangea launched the Italy-wide network REAMA – Rete per l’Empowerment
Punti di Vista(Italian for ‘points of view’) and its enchanting premises of the Franciscan convent overlooking the volcanic lake of Bolsena hold a special place in the story how WEGO came into being, as the idea to create an international
mapping food knowledge and care
Setting up Restore’s Tuesday afternoon farmers market in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. image: Enid Still
In the city of Chennai, Restore, an established non-profit organic food store, has been working closely with and for farmers for over ten years. More than a ‘shop,’ this organisation has networks and connections that extend to both local farmers and
climate change strategies
The Island Institute's 2018 Bridging the Rural Efficiency Gap white paper highlighted how some Mainers face obstacles in accessing clean energy financing measures. Image: Island Institute
AS STATEWIDE CLIMATE RECOMMENDATIONS BEGIN TO TAKE SHAPE, HOW DO WE PUT MAINE COMMUNITIES AND EQUITY AT THE CENTER? Equity. It’s a concept that many value but can struggle to put into practice. When it comes to the state of Maine’s
Wageningen University campus. Image: Wageninigen University
Several WEGO member have contributed to a highly visible Manifesto by Dutch Academics that has been circulating in the highest circles in The Netherlands. One key question that people are interested in is the ‘how’ question: how to go about
Regenerative practices of care
Image: Wendy Harcourt
Arundhati Roy, in her widely circulated 3 April 2020 Financial Times piece ‘The pandemic is a portal’, argues that the pandemic offers us a chance to think about the world anew, ushering in a new era. I, hope with Roy, that
extra care
I’m trying hard to sleep, seeing my dear 18 month-old daughter finally fall asleep. I am exhausted, tried to sleep, but instead my mind travelled far to where I started my journey as a PhD with WEGO. Here are some
Donna Haraway is no stranger to controversy. In her long and successful career of feminist provocation she perhaps has never shocked so many people as when she engaged in  in the topic of population these last 5 years. In 2015, Haraway sparked
going beyond extractivism
Early bluebells, a sign undisturbed land, growing in front of the Horse Hill oil production site. The Horse Hill oil production site in Surrey in the South of England, on the surface, takes up only a couple of hectares and
mapping food knowledge and care in the peri-urban
In the city of Chennai, Restore, an established non-profit organic food store, has been working closely with and for farmers for over ten years. More than a ‘shop,’ this organisation has networks and connections that extend to both local farmers and

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