The women who stopped a shady nuclear deal

Winners of the world’s leading environmental award faced down Vladimir Putin and the country’s recently deposed leader, Jacob Zuma, to overturn a multibillion-dollar nuclear deal

“It is important that this campaign is led by women… Others were shit-scared. But we’ve been through so much that we were willing to take the risk.” Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid stopped a shady nuclear deal between Russia and South Africa, and won the Goldman Envinronmental Prize for their efforts.