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dc.contributor.authorHanson, Anne-Marie*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-11T14:30:41Z
dc.date.available2017-07-11T14:30:41Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-13
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2017.1335450
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620312en
dc.descriptionThis article focuses on women’s grassroots organisations and their role in confronting waste-induced water, health, and development challenges in low-lying tropical coastal areas. As a case study, the article will focus on women’s waste management and plastics recycling organisations in Yucatán, Mexico and their role in preventing water-borne diseases and educating the community on the links between garbage and human health. Women educate the community on the links between garbage and human health; challenge exclusionary gender norms by increasing women’s participation in community sustainable development, and improve urban conditions in the coastal wetlands. I draw from over 400 surveys with coastal residents and 14 oral histories with coastal women, to underscore the muddy links that connect sanitation to gendered responsibility and the exclusionary spaces of urban development and ecological restoration in the swamps. The information shared through the histories and broad surveys emphasises how gendered roles and expectations are critical variables in shaping social difference, ecological degradation, and human health in low-lying coastal areas and cities. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent13en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/womens-environmental-health-activism-around-waste-and-plastic-pollution-in-the-620312
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectWater, sanitation and hygieneen
dc.titleWomen's environmental health activism around waste and plastic pollution in the coastal wetlands of Yucatánen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryMexicoen
oxfam.subject.keywordWASH
oxfam.subject.keywordWater, sanitation and hygiene
oxfam.subject.keywordRecycling
oxfam.subject.keywordWaste
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen's grassroots organisations
oxfam.subject.keywordCoastal wetlands
oxfam.subject.keywordYucatán
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameWater, sanitation and hygieneen
prism.number2en
prism.volume25en


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