Jun 162010
 

Source: Upside Down World: Covering Activism and Politics in Latin America By Mary Ann Tenuto    Tzotzil Community Members Protest in Mitzitón The former plantation, or finca, was claimed by indigenous rebels belonging to the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) during their January 1994 Uprising. The rust and turquoise building was just one end of […]

Jun 082010
 

Excerpt from Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, Fourteenth session, Agenda item 3, April 2010.  By Rashida Manjoo Summary This is the first thematic report submitted to the Human Rights Council by Rashida Manjoo, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, since her […]

Jun 082010
 

Source: comunicaciones aliadas By Rocio Alorda in Santiago, Chile The Mapuche communities of southern Chile have fought successive governments to recognize and respect their territory, as ever-encroaching industry eyes their valuable ancestral lands.  “As long as we have land, there is nothing we will lack,” said Dominica Quilapi, president of the Mapuche organization Rayen Domo […]

Jun 072010
 

Source: Women on the March Connecting environmental currents and gender Women often play a crucial role in environmental conflicts over oil extraction, mining and logging activities, shrimp farming and tree plantations. These courageous women do not hesitate to challenge political power, local tyrants and armed violence for protecting the surrounding natural resources they and their family […]

Jun 022010
 

Excerpt from Women, communities and mining: The gender impacts of mining and the role of gender impact assessment By Oxfam Australia The impacts of mining operations are not gender neutral. Women can experience the direct and indirect consequences of mining operations in different, and often more pronounced, ways than men. The particular experiences of women […]

Jun 022010
 

Excerpt from Mining and Women in Asia: Experiences of women protecting their communities and human rights against corporate mining By the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development “For an indigenous woman who depends on land for survival, she cannot be immune from the issue of large corporate mining. A peasant woman cannot be […]

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