Our aims


WoMin’s five-year goal (impact) (2014–2018)

In five years, peasant and working-class women impacted by extractives industries in at least 12 African countries may benefit from minimum safeguards, which they and their allies clearly locate in a transition towards a progressive post-extractivist, women-centred and ecologically responsive African alternative to the current destructive model of extractivism.


This goal will be advanced through five interlinked outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: Women impacted by the extractives industries are defending their communities and their own gender-specific interests against rapacious extractives industries, including by developing, testing, piloting and replicating food, energy, and other livelihood alternatives at the local level.

  • Outcome 2: Impacted women and their allies have greater knowledge about the extractives industries, their structural location, their impacts (and in particular the differentiated effects upon women) and the existent or desired alternatives to dominant extractivism.

  • Outcome 3: Grassroots women, non-governmental organisation (NGO) support staff and women leaders from allied movements are empowered to deepen their struggles against destructive extractivism.

  • Outcome 4: The violation of women’s human rights by at least three offending extractives corporations has been exposed, and they have been shamed, penalised and held accountable for their actions and omissions.

  • Outcome 5: Legislative and policy reforms at national, sub-regional and regional levels provide minimum safeguards and rights as part of a planned transition to a different model of development.