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  • African Women Strategise for Global Justice in Nigeria - A week long regional exchange and strategy meeting opened in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Monday, 28 September. Click to read more
  • African Women Uniting for Energy, Food and Climate Justice! - From September 28 to October 2, the WoMin gender and extractives alliance will, with four Nigerian organisations, lead a regional exchange of more than 70 women from 9 countries in the region. Click to read more

Latest News

WoMin is hard at work renewing website content to reflect the exciting work we have been up to in the last few months:

  • On 29th September women from Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria marched for Energy, Food and Climate Justice in Port Harcourt, the epicenter of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Click to read more
  • Participatory Action Research with women affected by extractives industries in specific localities in nine countries in the region
    Solidarity exchanges between affected groups of women in nine countries regionally
  • A WoMin study tour to Kenya, which took place in October 2014
  • A feminist political education and movement building workshop implemented with OSISA and the Southern African Rural Women’s Assembly in August 2014
  • A campaign with RWA and the People’s Dialogue coinciding with the SADC Heads of State meeting in August 2014.

And some of what we are looking forward to in 2015:

  • In January 2015 (19-24), WoMin is undertaking a Southern African exchange ‘Women Stand their Ground Against Big Coal’ with a large group of partners and allies in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • In February 2015, WoMin will collaborate with the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC), the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Heinrich Boell Foundation in the convening of a regional dialogue on the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)
  • Also in February 2015, WoMin is leading the convening of the Gender and Extractives session at the Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) in Cape Town (9-12 February 2014) and will participate in and convene various side sessions to the AMI
  • From 12-14 February, WoMin’s regional leadership group, and a few close allies, will meet to clarify key political positions and strategise how we develop our work further regionally and internationally in the next two years
  • In March 2015, WoMin will convene a writing workshop of nine organisations regionally to support the development of powerfully written case studies building on the participatory action research undertaken in 2014.