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CRITICAL RESOURCESS - READ TWO OF WOMIM'S EARLY POLITICAL PAPERS

In early 2015, WoMin convened a gathering called Women Stand their Ground against Big Coal, drawing together women’s rights and feminist activists from across the Southern African Region. Read the Women Stand their Ground Statementopens PDF file . Later that year, WoMin and our key partners convened a gathering in the Niger Delta, and the African Women Uniting for Energy, food and Climate Justice! Declarationopens PDF file , also known as the Niger Delta Declaration was born.

BEYOND EXTRACTIVES: STRENGTHENING AFRICAN FEMINIST DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES MEETING 25 to 27 October 2016

WoMin and Urgent Action Fund-Africa are excited to convene a dialogue of more than 50 women from non-governmental organisations, academia, and some movements from across Africa and around the world on the theme ‘Beyond Extractives: Strengthening African Feminist Development Alternatives’. This is an important space for learning, exchange and debate on the political, conceptual and practical dimensions of African feminist development alternatives to a dominant model of development that is violent, dispossesses people (and women specifically) of their land and livelihoods, and destroys eco-systems and ultimately the planet. Click here to read more

CLAIMING THE #RIGHT2SAYNO: WOMIN IN SOLIDARITY WITH AMADIBA CRISIS COMMITTEE & XOLOBENI

WoMin stands in solidarity with the Amadiba Crisis Committee who are taking the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to court over attempts to mine their land in Xolobeni on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape. On April 23, 2018, the Amadiba will request the court to rule that the DMR cannot issue a opens in a new windowmining license without the community’s consent. This is a landmark case, and if successful, it will set a precedent for other communities affected and threatened by opens in a new windowmining in South Africa and across the African continent. Click here to read more

GOLD EXTRACTION AND WOMEN'S STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL IN BURKINA FASO PRESS RELEASE

The Kalsaka Participatory Action Research (PAR) project, led by ORCADE with the technical and financial support of Womin, is part of Womin’s strategic objective to understand the long term and gendered impacts of the extractives industries. On Thursday 11 February at 9am at the Hotel Relax of Ouagadougou, Mr. Jonas Hien, (ORCADE’s Executive Director) and members of the Kalsaka community will present the PAR report, which analyzes the specific ways in which the opens in a new windowmining industry, both industrial and artisanal, impacts women’s living conditions. Kalsaka, home to one of the country’s largest industrial exploitation sites, is the first research location in a project that will include many more exploitation and extractive sites in Burkina Faso. The aim is to develop a unique national document, as the question of women within small and large-scale opens in a new windowmining projects hasn’t been developed as such before. 
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UGANDAN WOMEN MOBILISING FOR CHANGE PRESS RELEASE

WoMin and Urgent Action Fund-Africa are excited to convene a dialogue of more than 50 women from non-governmental organisations, academia, and some movements from across Africa and around the world on the theme ‘Beyond Extractives: Strengthening African Feminist Development Alternatives’. This is an important space for learning, exchange and debate on the political, conceptual and practical dimensions of African feminist development alternatives to a dominant model of development that is violent, dispossesses people (and women specifically) of their land and livelihoods, and destroys eco-systems and ultimately the planet. 

WOMIN ALLIANCE LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR PAN AFRICAN FILM ON WOMEN'S RESISTANCE TO MINING & DESTRUCTIVE EXTRACTIVES INDUSTRIES

The recent  opens in a new windowlandmark silicosis ruling allowing class actions against South African gold opens in a new windowmining companies and the  opens in a new windowStanding Rock Sioux people’s protests fighting for indigenous rights and opposing the 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline are just two examples of how the extractives industry and its social, health and environmental impacts are prominent issues on the African and global terrain.
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VAAL COMMUNITIES SEEK ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PRESS RELEASE

WoMin-African Gender and Extractives Alliance in collaboration with Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance (VEJA) proudly launches its new research on the impacts of workplace diseases on wives of factory workers in the Vaal Triangle. Some 15 years after their husbands fell ill and were retrenched by Samancor and ISCOR, women are still struggling today to collect provident funds, healthcare and other benefits from their husbands’ former employers. Click here to read more

SENDOU WOMEN CALL ON THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK TO UPHOLD PROMISES AND HALT COAL PLANT AMIDST CLIMATE CRISIS

30 October 2019, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Will the African Development Bank (AfDB) keep its promises to pave the way for a renewable energy future and withdraw funding and political support for the failed Sendou coal plant in Senegal, ask civil society observers?

A new report,  opens in a new windowWomen Stand their Ground against BIG Coal: the AfDB Sendou plant impacts on women in a time of climate crisis, highlights the deleterious effects that the Sendou coal plant has on people, particularly women, and ecosystems amidst the unfolding climate emergency in Africa. Click here to read more

WOMIN PROUDLY LAUNCHES THE WOMEN BUILDING POWER RESEARCH AND INFORMATION BOOKLETS FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS Wednesday 26 October 2016

WoMin, a women-led regional alliance fighting destructive natural resource opens in a new windowextraction and proposing a just development agenda for African women, is pleased to officially launch Women Building Power.

Women Building Power is a cutting-edge and developing collection of research, information materials, and tools which form the knowledge hub of an emerging African women-led grassroots driven campaign on Fossil Fuels, Energy and opens in a new windowClimate Justice. Women Building Power resources will support grassroots organising, strategy development, and advocacy at all levels. Click here to read more 

LAUNCH OF WOMIN ANALYTICAL PAPER AND PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH IN SEVEN COUNTRIES Thursday 15 October 2015, World Rural Women’s Day

WoMin launches Participatory Action Research (PAR) implemented in 2014 with women impacted by extractives activities in seven countries on the occasion of World Rural Women’s Day, 2015. The results of the research have been read against the Africa opens in a new windowMining Vision which has substantively missed the voices of women.
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C19 Women’s Solidarity Forum sends urgent request to the President and Ministries to address the water crisis water in 24 communities

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WoMin African Alliance, International Rivers and Communities Call on Parliament to Stop Funding for the DRC’s Grand Inga Dam Project

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