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...

Bougainville Copper Limited’s Panguna mine hits roadblock from protesters

Bougainville Copper Limited’s Panguna mine hits roadblock from protesters

Women affected by the horrors of the Bougainville Crisis have blocked attempts by the Papua New Guinean Government to re-open the mine that played a key role in sparking the deadly conflict. ABC News, 17 June 2017 The push to reopen a controversial copper mine on the island of Bougainville...

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...

New Women Building Power toolkit for women’s rights activists launched

New Women Building Power toolkit for women’s rights activists launched

YLNM allies WoMin have launched a fantastic new collection of research and informational materials that share a much needed eco-feminist perspective on African climate and energy justice and provide practical tools for women dealing with energy poverty. Find them here.   Press Release. WoMin, October 26th 2016. WoMin, a women-led...