Critical Analysis And Critical Writing ​

WoMin works to build analysis and ideas which unpick and challenge the dominant mainstream narratives. To this end, we undertake feminist political economy research, ecofeminist impact assessments, are planning ecofeminist costs benefit analyses and we write critically presenting ideas crafted in and through our work with activists and organisations across the region.

Renewable Energy In Africa: An Opportunity In A Time Of Crisis

Renewable energy provides a key to Africa’s development. The climate benefits of using the sun and wind to produce electricity means energy for development without compounding the problem of climate change. Africa has an opportunity to largely leapfrog using fossil fuels for electricity production.

Women Stand their Ground against BIG Coal: AfDB’s Sendou plant impacts on women in a time of climate crisis

A new report, Women Stand their Ground against BIG Coal: the AfDB Sendou plant impacts on women in a time of climate crisis, highlights the harmful effects that the Sendou coal plant in Senegal has on people, particularly women, and ecosystems amidst the unfolding climate emergency across Africa.

Feminist Just Transition: If another world is possible, who is doing the imagining?

In July 2018, a group of feminists and opens in a new windowclimate justice activists met in Mogale, Johannesburg to discuss the global crises confronting us today and the kinds of deep social and economic changes needed to achieve a socially just and sustainable future. opens in a new windowPeasant and working-class women in Africa bear the brunt of climate-destroying ‘development’ projects which grab, pollute and destroy their  lands, water, and forests, undermine cultural and historical ties to territories, exploit their labour (paid and unpaid), and violate their bodies and health.

No Longer a life worth living Report

opens in a new windowMining-impacted women from the towns of Somkhele and Fuleni are proud to launch a report, No Longer a Life Worth Living on Tuesday 28 March 2017. This report, a part of  opens in a new windowWomen Building Power, is a product of eight months (April – November 2016) of participatory action research (PAR) conducted by women in their communities to identify the issues that women and their families face in relation to water provision in the area and the impacts of Tendele Mine’s activities on water access. A research team of ten women activists (five from each community) led the PAR project.

RESEARCH: A Synthesis Of The Available Literature Addressing Key Themes And Questions Related To Women, Gender And Extractives

In this starter collection of six papers, which focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa so far as the available literature allows, WoMin begins to explore some of the themes and questions that are raised by extractivism2 and industrial opens in a new windowmining in particular, and its impacts upon, and ‘relationship to’ opens in a new windowpeasant and working-class women. By ‘relationship’,
WoMin refers to the myriad ways – within the home, in the fields and in the workplace – in which women, in mainly invisible and unremunerated ways, participate in, shape, and contribute to the ambitions and profits of the extractivist industries.

RESEARCH: The Impacts of Extraction On Women In Africa (2015)

WoMin and WoMin alliance members in East, West and Southern Africa carried out participatory action research during the course of 2014. Asking a question rarely posed in Africa – despite a sharpened focus on mineral and oil based industrialisation in the continent – what are the impacts of mineral and oil opens in a new windowextraction on women, the research reports on instances of small and large scale opens in a new windowmining, oil opens in a new windowextraction, and steel production in seven different countries.