by Margaret Foster

Issue: 46

Journal section: General Article
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Received: 2010-08-12


Very poor people are usually women, frequently ‘invisible’ to the outside world because of socio-cultural or religious reasons. Their voices are rarely heard because they are often illiterate and they lack the confidence and status to speak out within their own communities. If outsiders reinforce this situation by ignoring women, and looking instead for expertise held by (usually better-educated) men, they risk missing out on some of the most important and relevant issues. One of these key issues is the availability of adequate, renewable, cheap and healthy energy resources.

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