Southern Women Against Toxins
Southern Women Against Toxics (SWAT) mobilises and empowers communities to fight the health and environmental threats posed to their communities by toxic and garbage dumps and incinerators.
SWAT works to empower the women in the grassroots environmental leadership in order that the women, if they chose to do so, can take these leadership skills into the next forum. It serves as a clearing house of information for the purpose of community education.
The Director is a speaker who has been featured in international publications and and in television shows in the United States and Japan. Campaigns and protests have successfully blocked numerous would-be hazardous waste facilities. In addition, protests have brought attention to environmental issues and citizens' rights.(This organization is no longer active.)