Eriel Deranger, who belongs to the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation of Alberta, Canada, has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of the cultural, health and climate dangers of tar sands. She believes that as a matriarchal society, the power of her community comes from the women. All over the world women are reclaiming leadership roles and emerging as powerful voices against climate and social injustice. Photo credit: Rucha Chitnis