Women represent a major force in the defense of the environment and human rights. Because of the resistance they present, women are harassed, criminalized and murdered around the world. The violence against them increases over time, and yet these women continue the fight for what they believe in. As a celebration of Women’s Day, learn from the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network about five incredible women: Melania Chiponda, Josephine Pagalan, Ana Mirian Romero, Joy Braun and LaDonna BraveBull Allard. Photo credit: CommonDreams