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Jytte Nhanenge

"Poverty alleviation, peace, equality, and justice"

Chimoio, Mozambique
female, age 66
committed relationship
Speaks: English - fluently, Portuguese - reasonably, Danish - Mother language
Joined Dec 9, 2009

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My name is Jytte Nhanenge. I am deeply concerned about global poverty, the effects of which kill 50,000 people daily, the majority being children. I worked with development in Africa for many years, but I had to conclude that in its present form, development cannot alleviate poverty. I then settled in Mozambique and embarked on a lengthy study period at University of South Africa (UNISA), as an external student. I was searching for the root cause of poverty with the aim of finding a way to alleviate it. That search took me far and wide and it lasted almost 13 years. During my studies, I came to realize that poverty and inequality, together with other global crises - including war and violence, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation - all derive from the same source: patriarchal domination. It is a complex dualist and reductionist perceptual system that prioritizes all considered masculine or yang, while subordinating all being feminine or yin.

At the end of my studies, I wrote a dissertation on the subject, which was well received at examination. Having secured a publishing contract, I rewrote the dissertation into book form, and in 2011, University Press of America (Rowman and Littlefield) published the book. The title is,
"Ecofeminism: Towards Integrating the Concerns of Women, Poor People, and Nature into Development."

The book is available on the website of the publishers

Rowman and Littlefield

I was grateful when Gregory Hilbert and Suzanne Sparling, the founders of Sustainability Education Network, SEN4Earth, wanted to be the very first ones to make a book review, just upon its publication. You can read the book review in the below website, and you can also view the discussions on Gregory’s post at Care2:

Ecofeminism Book By Care2 Friend Jytte Nhanenge Just Published

I have now finalized building a website over the values in the book.

The official name of the website is "Forum for Holistic Transformation." The full version of the name is "Forum for Holistic Transformation: Ending Patriarchy, and Creating a Quality of Life for Society and Nature Worldwide." But in short it is called "Intsangano." The website explains why that name is chosen.

Intsangano is an educational website. It is explaining how the political and economic elites – called Patriarchy – have managed to earn huge profits based on dominating society and exploiting nature, causing serious crises for life everywhere. We – people from all walks of life – need to educate ourselves in order to understand, how the elite manage to rule this world via their ideology, structures, and institutions. When we grasp how they manipulate us, we can become a force to be reckoned with, and together we can end this dangerous, life-threatening domination.

Intsangano is consequently a space where ordinary people can unite. We can either be teachers sharing our knowledge with others, or students learning from those who are willing to share their knowledge – or both. Everything is done as a free and voluntary activity, meant to benefit all, giving us insight so that we can stand up to our political leaders, challenge them in debates, and eventually become leaders ourselves. Thus, the aim is to end the current unbalanced political values and the focus on never-ending economic growth and profit-making that only benefits the elite. These economic values are causing global crises of war and violence, inequality and poverty, human rights abuses, and degradation of nature. Hence the positive goal is to re-create a quality of life for society and nature worldwide.

The address is:

Welcome to Intsangano:

Due to my new poverty study and the work with the website, I will not often be available at Care2. Hence, if you send me messages, you may not receive a reply. Sorry for that. However, you can always get in touch with me via the website.

Sending you much care,

My friend Zen Whisperingtree did the technical building of this page. Thank you Zen
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About Me I am a Danish woman living in Mozambique. I am deeply concerned about global poverty, which kills 50,000 people, mainly women and children, every day. I have worked in development for many years and had to conclude that in its present form development cannot alleviate poverty. I then embarked on a lengthy study period searching for the root causes of poverty. I have come to realize that poverty derives from patriarchal domination. It is a complex dualist and reductionist system where all that is considered masculine or yang subordinates all being feminine or yin. I wrote a dissertation about the subject, which University Press of America (Rowman and Littlefield) has just published in book-form. The title is, �Ecofeminism: Towards Integrating the Concerns of Women, Poor People, and Nature into Development�. I am also in the process of starting up a website regarding the issue. I will do whatever I can to change peoples� minds, so that development can become caring, gender balanced, and holistic, which I believe will amend these inhuman poverty statistics.

You can find my book on this website:

I am an INFP, in the Myers-Briggs Personality Type system, thus an "introverted feeling type supported by intuition."

I am a number 3 in the Enneagram personality system.

In the Chinese zodiac I am a water dragon. Water is the most yin of all elements. Its motion is downward and inward and its energy is stillness and conserving. It is associated with the Winter, the North, the planet Mercury, the color black, cold weather, night, the moon, and the Black Tortoise. It is representative of intelligence and wisdom, flexibility, softness and pliancy. Water can be fluid and weak, but can also wield great power when it floods and overwhelms the land.
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Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning
Wild Fact About Me I have been a part time professional singer. In 1982 I was singing for a year at the five star hotel Thai Sheba in Sana'a, Yemen.
My Philosophy Keep a dynamic balance between you inner yin (feminine) and yang (masculine) energies in everything you do
What Gives Me Hope Whenever I come across a honest, caring, just and peaceful person, I realize that there still are many wonderful human beings in this world. That gives hope for a world without domination.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would end patriarchal domination, including its dualist and reductionist perception of reality, which I believe brings about poverty and inequality, war and violence, natural destruction, and human rights abuses. Instead I would establish a holistic world view. I believe a holistic perception would bring about a systemic change resulting in poverty alleviation, peace, kindness and care towards all human beings, big and small, male and female, and towards animals, plants and nature at large.
What/who changed my life and why Not one, but hundreds of books have opened my mind and helped me to think holistically. Including books about poverty alleviation, development, philosophy, psychology, ecology, feminism, and domination, etc. See names under inspirations. I specifically enjoyed "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson, "The Turning Point" by Fritjof Capra, and "Staying Alive" by Vandana Shiva.
Quotation The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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    Northern Hempishere to Southern Hempishere both with an important message for our New Year. Listen to your tribal voice inside and get those fires burning be you Navajo or whatever Nation. Bring all the fire (life) lights into action for hope and love. Mitakuye Oyasin.
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    Thanks for the New Year's wishes and lovely music dear Jytte! Enjoy your day. Love and hugs xx

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    Thanks so much for the well wishes Jytte Yes, I believe this New Year new moon will be powerful indeed! A big hug

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    A toast to a great year 2014 for all of us! Cheers & down the hatch!

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     Smile and enjoy dear, Jytte! Happy New Year!

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