Vandana Shiva born Dheradun, India November 5, 1952. Nuclear physicist; nonviolent environmental advocate; Gandhian; ecofeminist; opposed Iraq War; awarded Alternate Nobel Prize, 1993; awarded Sydney Peace Prize, 2010.
"Women's full humanity becomes the healing force that can break the vicious circles of violence. . . Women are refusing to be part of the culture of hate and violence. Women in and through their lives, are showing that love and compassion, sharing and giving are not just possible human qualities—they are necessary for us to be human." (Earth Democracy, p. 140)