Gender Resources of Ecological Movement (The Case of St. Petersburg)

The aim of the research was to explore the gender resources of the public ecological movement and to investigate structural and situation restrictions on the development of women’s activities in the movement. Value systems, motivations for participation, and role and activity division, as well as attitudes towards the environment and the formation of ecological consciousness, were considered in the context of gender. In the course of work within the project, in-depth interviews with leaders of the ecological movement of St. Petersburg were conducted. In addition, the method of participant observation of ecological NGOs’ activities was used.

Supported by the Heinrich Boell Foundation.