Photo acknowledgement: Lebogang
In the accompanying guidance document to solidarity exchanges (English | French | Portuguese) WoMin indicates its commitment to support exchanges between groups of organised women in different geographies with a view to deepening organisation and supporting the building of a movement of women struggling against destructive extractivism. Our focus is on grassroots women and to movement-building of affected women as they, and not our NGOs, will be the ones that must drive change. Movement will help build their power and their voice.
In the second half of 2014, WoMin supported nine national-level solidarity exchanges between women impacted by the extractives industries. A summary of the exchanges supported, the number of participants and lessons learnt from each can be accessed off this link.
In October 2014, WoMin supported a study tour to Kenya for participants from organisations in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and Zambia.
In January 2015, WoMin undertook a Southern African exchange titled Women Stand their Ground Against Big Coal. Click here for more information on this exchange.
Between 28 September and 2 October 2015, WoMin will lead a regional exchange and strategy meeting on fossil fuels, energy, climate justice and women’s rights in the Niger Delta in partnership with three national allies. Click here to read more about this solidarity exchange and strategy process.