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The Story of Mahakam River in Indonesia: From the commons to extractivism and back

For over a hundred years, the second longest river in Indonesia and its surrounding ecosystems have been concessioned off to…

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Womn’s struggle for water and sanitation in a pandemic

One of the health measures recommended for stemming the spread of COVID-19 is handwashing with soap, but what happens when…

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Mayan Ch’orti’ women recover their territorial rights and water access

The Mayan Ch’orti’ people have been asking for ownership of the lands where their ancestors and now they live for…

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The women of the Bolivian Chaco propose municipal laws to address water crisis

Rural Bolivia is inhabited primarily by Indigenous peoples with regions of hydrocarbon development often overlapping with Indigenous lands. Indigenous peoples…

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Women of Entre Ríos lead awareness campaigns on water use and management

Oil and gas have played a big role in Tarija, a department in the south of Bolivia, for a long…

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Women in the Bolivian Amazon organize against oil exploration

For millennia the Amazon basin of northern Bolivia has been inhabited by more than twenty Indigenous communities who have lived…

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Female herders in Mongolia protect their oases from mining companies

Two decades ago, Ömnögovi was the least populated province in Mongolia. Now, after a mining boom that made Mongolia the…

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Rural young feminists defend Motagua River through artivism

The Motagua River, one of the largest in Central America, starts its 500-kilometer journey from Guatemala’s Western Highlands. Along the…

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