Women Building Power launches THREE ACTIVIST GUIDES to support women and communities across Africa in their struggles for climate justice and sustainable energy futures!

 

WOMEN STAND THEIR GROUND against Big Coal | A guide for women activists in Africa

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Big businesses, development banks and some governments are pushing for the expansion of coal projects in Africa. They say coal is the way to develop countries and widen African people’s access to energy. But communities are pushing back against this plan because coal is extremely harmful to people and the planet. Communities want existing coal mines and power stations to be phased out, and new coal projects stopped.

FIND OUT how women activists are leading the fight to defend their communities’ land, water and forests.

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French and Portuguese versions will be made available soon

FALSE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE: Chasing Profits while the Climate Burns… | A guide for women activists in Africa

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The world is hurtling towards a climate crisis in which Africa and particularly peasant and working-class women will be hardest hit. Yet we are being fed corporate-driven solutions that are about making more profit at the expense of people and planet and about avoiding regulation to curb emissions. These false solutions will delay putting real, urgent and effective solutions into action. But women are fighting back against false solutions in defence of land, water, forests, families and communities.

LEARN more about the different kinds of false solutions and how feminist movements are rallying for the ‘right to say NO’ to these solutions while building meaningful alternatives for a just and sustainable future!

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WOMEN, THE GUARDIANS OF RIVERS AND Fighting Big Dams | A guide for women activists in Africa

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African governments, corporations and development banks promote big hydroelectric dams as a clean energy alternative to fossil fuels. They say such dams do not add to climate change. They also say that by selling the electricity, big dams can earn much needed money for African countries, and that big dams will provide energy for African countries which have huge energy poverty. But the reality could not be further from the truth.


FIND OUT why big dams are not the solution for a country’s citizens and economy and how women are fighting back against big dams to protect their families, livelihoods, and communities.

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French and Portuguese versions will be made available soon

About Women Building Power Knowledge Platform
Women Building Power is a cutting edge and developing collection of research, information materials and tools. These publications form the knowledge hub of an emerging African women-led grassroots driven campaign for Energy and Climate Justice. Women Building Power strengthens women’s movement building to make deep change in the way energy is produced and distributed in our countries and in Africa more widely. The Women Building Power collection also supports grassroots organising, strategy development, and advocacy at all levels. Access more materials here.

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