May 2019 | Women’s Resistance To Mining

Women carry the heaviest burden of extractivism and the social and environmental devastation that is a product of it. Given the different types of violence and rights restrictions that women live on a daily basis in their territories, women are getting together and organizing themselves.

In this path for articulating and strengthening women environmental defenders voices and their demands, the efforts of Women and Mining Network in Asia (WAMA)WoMin from Africa, Urgent Action Fund – Latin America and the Caribbean, and Colectivo CASA from Bolivia, are joining together, in the framework of GAGGA, to demonstrate the power of women and recognize them as authors for the fight to dismantle detrimental economic and political models that distort human sustainability and environmental well-being.