Women Saving the Planet: Achala Abeysinghe of Sri Lanka

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Abeysinghe, among other things, is the principal researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development.

As Told to Kate Wheeling


Achala Abeysinghe. (Photo: Ali Berrada)

I am a firm believer that any woman can do the same job as the best man in this world. It’s about equality. I don’t think men are doing a bad job; it’s about recognizing that women can do the same job equally or even better, and giving them the opportunities.

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