Women in Chipko Movement

  • Shruti Singh
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  • Shruti Singh

    Student at KIIT School of Law, India

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The Chipko Movement was one of the most prominent environmental movements that emerged in the 1970s in India. The movement, which originated in the Himalayan region, sought to protect the forests and the environment from commercial exploitation. Women played a crucial role in the Chipko Movement, and this paper seeks to explore their contribution to the movement. The Chipko Movement, a grassroots environmental movement in India, is well-known for its success in saving trees and promoting sustainable development. However, the role of women in the movement has often been overlooked or marginalized. This research paper examines the participation of women in the Chipko Movement, and their contributions to the movement's success. The research reveals that women played a critical role in the Chipko Movement, not only as active participants but also as leaders and strategists. Woman's involvement in the movement challenged traditional gender roles and empowered them to assert their rights and interests. The paper argues that a more inclusive and gender-sensitive approach to environmental activism is necessary to address the complex challenges of sustainable development. The research contributes to a deeper understanding of the role of women in social and environmental movements and highlights the need for gender-sensitive research and policy interventions.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 1799 - 1810

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114539

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