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Extractivism (mining, oil, coal, metals, minerals, etc.)

The Preservation of Life – Situation of Women Territorial Defenders Against Extractive Activities and Other Forms of Dispossession

To access the publication, please click here (only available in Spanish) Published: November 2019 and updated in April 2020. Organization(s): Colectivo CASA, GAGGA and Red Latinoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras de Derechos Sociales y Ambientales, Region: Latin America

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Women in Action on Mining in Asia (WAMA) Statement for the 2019 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

Women in Action on Mining in Asia (WAMA) Consortium statement for the 2019 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights.  To access the statement, please click here. Published: November 2019 Organization(s): Women in Action on Mining in Asia (WAMA) Region: Asia

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Resource Guide for Monitoring Extractives for Women Environmental and Human Rights Defenders (WEHRDs)

The “Resource Guide for Monitoring Extractives for Women Environmental and Human Rights Defenders (WEHRDs)” serves to support community-based women environmental and human rights defenders (WEHRDs) to conduct basic investigation/monitoring of an impending or actual mining operation in their communities and look at actual or potential negative mining impacts on their communities, with particular attention to […]

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GAGGA 2019 ‘We, Women are Water’ Campaign – Video

During the month of March, organizations in Latin America, part of the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) joined forces once again to launch the campaign “Las Mujeres Somos Agua” (We, Women, are Water), which aimed to highlight: the role of women in the region who have when defending their water; the specific […]

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‘When your Neighbor Is a Copper and Gold Mining Enterprise’: An Impact Study of Rich Metals Groups (RMG) on Women’s Lives in Kazreti, Georgia

This research looks at the impact of the activities of the company Rich Metals Group (RMG) on women living in Kazreti borough in Georgia. It specifically looks at the following aspects: women´s labour in the borough; their work in the creation of livelihoods; women working in RMG, their labour terms, health insurance, attitude towards them […]

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Ogoni Women Sowing Seeds of Hope

The case study “Seeds of Hope” highlights how the Ogoni women are determined to return their land and rivers to the beautiful, pristine landscape it once was – before decades of oils spills contaminated their soil and water. It shows the results of the work led by Lokiaka Community Development Center through the eyes and […]

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Developing a gender lens to business and human rights: The impact of trade, investment and tax regimes on women

Background document for the round table “Developing a gender lens to business and human rights”, which was held at the 2018 United National Business and Human Rights Forum in November 2018. It was developed jointly by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Oxfam and the Office of the High […]

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GAGGA 2019 ‘We, Women are Water’ Campaign – Postcards

During the month of March, organizations in Latin America, part of the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) joined forces once again to launch the campaign “Las Mujeres Somos Agua” (We, Women, are Water), which aimed to highlight the role of women in the region have when defending their water, the specific impacts […]

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What is ecofeminism and how can it achieve social transformation?

On the 20 and 21 of August, the Bolivian Women´s Fund, Fondo Apthapi Jopueti brought together women from various departments of Bolivia in La Paz to talk about ecofeminisms. There, they described how they, as women, and their communities are affected by the effects of extractivism, mega infrastructure projects and climate change. Furthermore, they found […]

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Impacts of Extractives on Land, Environment and Women’s Rights in East Africa

The study presents key findings from three East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) on the impacts of extractives on land, environment and women’s rights. The study implored the Women in Development (WID) feminist’s framework so as to understand women’s rights, access to land and related benefits in the extractive industry. The study used mixed […]

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