Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

“In a lot of countries women are on the frontline of this resistance and logically so because they are the ones who know by heart and by their Indigenous knowledge how mining, for example, is going to impact on their food… Yet, their contributions are invisible.” – Joan Carling, a...

The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory- AWID

The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory- AWID

An article dedicated to all Salvadoran women who have actively resisted and defended their territories, to all those who continue to resist, and to those who have passed on as a result of their resistance.     Published by AWID. By Daniela Marin Platero and Laila Malik. 11 April 2017 At...

In Indonesia, women farmers crush cement mining and production factories

In Indonesia, women farmers crush cement mining and production factories

Published by Women in and beyond the global. By DAN MOSHENBERG. April 8, 2017 Cement companies are looking to expand both mining and production on Kendeng Mountain, in central Java, Indonesia. Kendeng Mountain is located in a karst, or limestone, mountain range. It is also rich agricultural land. Women farmers in the...

New map shows how Latin American women are resisting violent extractivism

New map shows how Latin American women are resisting violent extractivism

A beautiful new interactive map makes visible the ways in which women are resisting violent extractivism in Latin America. 13/03/2017. Article and map via ejatlas. A new interactive map shows the way women are affected by extractive activities and their role in the construction of alternatives. 21 of the many cases...

On International Women’s Day, Honoring Women Land and Human Rights Defenders

On International Women’s Day, Honoring Women Land and Human Rights Defenders

Women worldwide are taking inspirational action at the forefront of struggles to defend and protect Mother Earth and diverse communities. On International Women’s Day, YLNM stands in solidarity with women everywhere. And especially with women resisting extractivism and living the alternatives. Common Dreams. 8/03/2017 Women around the world stand at the...

Gender and the extractive industries: putting gender on the corporate agenda

Gender and the extractive industries: putting gender on the corporate agenda

This report, by Oxfam, aims to put pressure on mining companies to work towards gender equality and the realisation of women’s rights. If they don’t, they may fail to meet their human rights obligations, face possible legal action or conflict with local communities, and could be wasting their investments on...

One woman’s victory against a mining giant in Peru

One woman’s victory against a mining giant in Peru

Originally published by New Internationalist on 27/05/16 Máxima Acuña has just won the Goldman Prize for her resistance against a gold mine – but why are women’s bodies on the frontlines of resistance to extractivism? asks Sian Cowman. Máxima Acuña, a farmer from Peru’s northern highlands, recently won the 2016...

Women‘s Perspectives on the Impact of Mining on the Right to Food

Women‘s Perspectives on the Impact of Mining on the Right to Food

Download the full report here FIAN_Essakane_270315_Ansicht.pdf771 K A new report by FIAN International Women‘s Perspectives on the Impact of Mining on the Right to Food highlights the precarious situation of women and children of communities affected by mining and displacement in Essakane, Burkina Faso, in relation to their human right to adequate...