International Women's Day 2021: Women, Power, and Nature
About the event
Kent Wildlife Trust’s Head of Advocacy, Julia Hunt, will be joined by our two distinguished key speakers in discussion around women, nature, and power.
This discussion will look at two main points around gender and nature:
1) What benefits can access to nature bring to women, and what barriers can prevent them from accessing those benefits?
2) As more women in the UK reach positions of power, whether through the greater control of wealth, or as more women gain seats in government and other decision-making bodies, will we see a change in our societal attitudes and investments in nature?
Julia Hunt is the Head of Advocacy at Kent Wildlife Trust. Julia works with councillors, MPs, and community decision-makers to press for the best possible outcomes for wild spaces and the wildlife that lives there at a local, regional and national scale.
- Tracey Crouch is the Conservative MP for Aylesford and Chatham and former Minister for Sport, Civil Society and Loneliness, as well as being a member of the Animal Welfare, Mindfulness, and Wellbeing Economics All-Party Parliamentary Groups.
- Isabel Hardman is Assistant Editor of The Spectator and presenter of Radio 4’s The Week in Westminster. Her book, the Natural Health Service: How Nature Can Mend Your Mind, looks at the way the outdoors can help manage mental illnesses and improve people’s mental health.
11.00 – 11.15: Introductions (Julia Hunt)
11.15 – 11.30: The Natural Health Service (Isabel Hardman)
11.30 – 11.45: Women in power and how women can shape our relationship with nature as a society going forward (Tracey Crouch)
11.45 – 12.15: Q&A session