Chantal Van den Bossche works as communications specialist at WECF, Women Engage for a Common Future, an international ecofeminist network of over 250 women’s and environmental organisations in 72 countries worldwide, with a historical focus on Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. At the moment she works with partners in Ukraine on a green energy efficient reconstruction project, training women to become energy auditors. Prior to WECF, Chantal worked as a journalist. She obtained a degree in Russian Language from Gerzen University, St. Petersburg and a Masters in Eastern European Studies from the University of Amsterdam, where the focus of her research was on the social stigma of AIDS and HIV in the former Soviet Union. She is currently engaged in a number of local LGBT groups and was recently appointed as International Secretary for the Pink Network of the Dutch Social Democrats (PvdA) and as Dutch representative for Rainbow Rose. Chantal is married, and a mother of 2 children, raised in a co-parenting construction with a gay couple.
The climate crisis concerns us all, but we do not all contribute equally to it. And we are not all equally affected by its impacts. In most cases, LBTI women* and people with lower incomes as well as people from the Global South and Global East suffer more from the consequences of the climate crisis. […]
This session will welcome fabulous media activists and lesbian journalists from Brazil, France, Hungary, Ukraine, the Netherlands and Germany. The activists will tell us how they managed to make sure the media cover some issues related to lesbian rights and activism. The lesbian journalists will explain how to survive as a lesbian journalist in a […]