World Women’s Congress for a Healthy Planet (WEDO)

November 8 – 12, 1991
Miami, FL.

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.

World Women’s Congress for a Healthy Planet
abzug2 Opening Ceremony
Keynote speakers (Excerpts)
– Bella Abzug – cofounder of WEDO Women’s Environment & Development Organization
Margarita Arias – President, Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, Costa Rica “We are living the present at the expense of the future”
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maathai First Tribunal (Excerpts)
Towards Earth Charter 1992: Developing a Code of Earth Ethics with a Women’s Dimension
– Professor Wangary Maathai – founder Green Belt Movement, Kenya
– Magda Renner – executive President Acao Democratic Feminina Gaucha. Amigos de terra Brazil.
– Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Vice President Equator Advisory service, Liberia
– Peggy Antrobus – Women’s Development (WAND), Barbados
– Dr Rosalle Bertell – President International Institue of Concern for Public Health, Canada
– Meena Raman – Friends of the Earth Third World Network, Malaysia
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waring Second Tribunal (Excerpts) – Saving Natural Systems: Environment and Positive Development
– Marilyn Waring – Senior Lecturer/ Political Economy, University of Wallkato, New Zealand
– Carrie Dann – Clan Mother, Onondage Nation
– Leonor Briones – President Freedom Debt Coalition, Philipines
– Ruth Bamela Engo-Tjega – Senior liaison officer – UN Steering Committee, Action for African Economic Recovery & Development, Cameroon
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third_tribuneral Third Tribunal (Excerpts) – Science, Technology and Population

– Blanca Esponda – Senator, State of Chiapas, Mexico
– Vandana Shiva, Director, Research Foundation For Natural Resources, India
– Marilyn Carr – Senior Technical Officer, UN Developmental Fund for Women, United Kingdom
– Renate Walker – Physician &Microbiologist, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Vienna, Austria (formerly East Germany)
– Claudine Schneider – Former member US House of Representatives
– Audience comments on the tribunals
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abzug2 First Tribunal (Complete) – Towards Earth Charter ’92: Developing a Code of Earth Ethics with a Women’s Dimension
– Dr. Rosalle Bertell – President, International Institue of Concern for Public Health, Canada
– Meena Raman – Friends of the Earth, Third World Network, Malaysia
– Bella Abzug – cofounder of WEDO, Women’s Environment & Development Organization
– Margarita Arias – President, Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, Costa Rica We are living the present at the expense of the future
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waring Second Tribunal, Part 1 – (Complete) – Saving Natural Systems: Environment and Positive Development
– Marilyn Waring – Senior Lecturer, University of Wallkato, New Zealand
– Carrie Dann – Clan Mother – Onondage Nation
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briones Second Tribunal, Part 2 – (Complete) – Saving Natural Systems: Environment and Positive Development
– Leonor Briones – President, Freedom Debt Coalition, Philipines
– Ruth Bamela Engo-Tjega – Senior liaison officer/UN Steering Committee, Action for African Economic Recovery & Development, Cameroon
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esponda Third Tribunal, Part 1 (Complete) – Science, Technology and Population
– Blanca Esponda – Senator, State of Chiapas, Mexico
– Vandana Shiva – Director, Research Foundation For Natural Resources, India
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carr Third Tribunal, Part 2 (Complete) – Science, Technology and Population
– Marilyn Carr – Senior Technical Officer UN Developmental Fund for Women, United Kingdom
– Renate Walker – Physician & Microbiologist – Institute for Environmental Medicine, Vienna Austria (formerly East Germany)
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schneider Third Tribunal, Part 3 (Complete) – Science, Technology and Population
– Claudine Schneider – Former member US House of Representatives
– Audience comments on the tribunals
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wiltshire Interviews
Dr. Rosina Wiltshire from Barbados
From DAWN (Development Alternatives for Women)
Wealth as hoarding and overconsumption
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renner Interviews
Magda Renner – ACAO Democratic Feminina Gaucha
Amigos de terra Brazil. Demands for a healthy environment for children
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danielson Interviews
Marie Therese Danielsson, from French Polynesia, Tahiti
Environmental impact of Nuclear testing
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ingram Interviews
Takiora Ingram – Cook Island Business and Professional Women’s Association
Concern about nuclear weapons testing by France with the support of the US
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aitsi Interviews
Louise Aitsi – Papua New Guinea Women’s Council
Social and environmental impact of non-traditional ways
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laduke Interviews
Winona La Duke – Anishinabe Nation
Speaking against Free Trade Agreement
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dann Interviews
Carrie Dann – Clan Mother – Western Shohone Onondaga Nation
Fighting for the title of the Western Shoshone Land
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manibusan Interviews
Marylin Manibusan – Guam Senate Agana, Guam
Seeking self-determination for Guam
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shiva Interviews
Vandana Shiva – Director, Research Foundation For Natural Resources, India
Dangers of genetic engineering of new plant forms
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letchte Interviews
Ruth Letchte – World YWCA Energy environment, Fiji
Climate Changes and Global Warming
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farenthold2 Interviews
Sissy Farenthold – Chair Institute for Policy Studies, Washington D.C.
Pollution by the US military and Free trade
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johnson Interviews
Mal Johnson – Media Linx, Washington, DC
Training women to utilize the Media
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