What: Learn about feminist approaches to energy and climate justice by listening to women organising against mining companies in Africa and beyond.
Where: UCL Students Union, Clarke Hall, Breakdown 2, IOE Bedford Way (20) 305, WC1H 0AY
When: Monday 3rd June, 5.30-8pm
ACCESSIBILITY: Russell Square tube station is a 5-minute walk away, Euston is a 10-minute walk. The closest bus stops are on Woburn Place and Southampton Row. The venue is wheelchair accessible and there are accessible toilets. Hearing loop TBC. Please email email@example.com if you have other accessibility requirements or suggestions.
Organised peasant and working-class women impacted by mining and other extractives industries in African countries are defending their communities and their own gender-specific interests against insatiable extractives corporations. They are organising and campaigning for alternatives to the dominant growth-driven development that depends on destructive mining and energy projects that does not benefit the many.
Samantha Hargreaves, director and co-founder of WoMin (African Women Unite Against Destructive Resource Extraction), will share the network’s initiatives of organising grassroots women, non-governmental organisation (NGO) and women leaders from allied movements in at least 11 African countries to push for legislative and policy reforms at national and regional levels.
Join us in the discussion on how WoMin is working for minimum safeguards and rights as part of a planned transition towards a progressive, post-extractivist, feminist and ecologically responsive African alternative development.
Samantha will discuss the network’s role in building solidarities and collective power in the successful campaign for the #righttosayNo to extractives projects and the efforts of the Southern African campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power network, which is campaigning for a UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises.
Image depicts a woman holding a poster which says: ‘End coal and all dirty energy!’ Credit: https://womin.org.za/