World Women’s Congress for a Healthy Planet

The World Women’s Congress for a Healthy Planet, in Miami Florida, Nov. 8-12, 1991


Recorded by Let the People Speak, a project of the Foundation for a Compassionate Society.
More than 1500 women from over 80 countries assembled in Miami to discuss their vision of a healthy planet.
The congress was convened to assure the participation of women in the 1992 United Nations Conference on environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro Brazil in 1992. These are exerpts from 4 days of Women voicing their concerns for the future of the planet.

Dr. Rosina Wiltshire from Barbados

From DAWN (Development Alternatives for Women)
Wealth as hoarding and overconsumption


Marie Therese Danielsson, from French Polynesia, Tahiti

Environmental impact of Nuclear testing


Magda Renner – ACAO Democratic Feminina Gaucha

Amigos de terra Brazil. Demands for a healthy environment for children


Takiora Ingram – Cook Island Business and Professional Women’s Association

Concern about nuclear weapons testing by France with the support of the US


Louise Aitsi – Papua New Guinea Women’s Council

Social and environmental impact of non-traditional ways


Winona La Duke – Anishinabe Nation

Speaking against Free Trade Agreement


Carrie Dann – Clan Mother – Western Shohone Onondaga Nation

Fighting for the title of the Western Shoshone Land


Marylin Manibusan – Guam Senate Agana, Guam

Seeking self-determination for Guam


Vandana Shiva – Director, Research Foundation For Natural Resources, India

Dangers of genetic engineering of new plant forms


Ruth Letchte – World YWCA Energy environment, Fiji

Climate Changes and Global Warming


Sissy Farenthold – Chair Institute for Policy Studies, Washington D.C.

Pollution by the US military and Free trade


Mal Johnson – Media Linx, Washington, DC

Training women to utilize the Media


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