Photo acknowledgement: Oscar Gutierez

Who we work with?


WoMin, at this time, works in loose alliance with dozens of organisations in 14 countries across Southern, East and West Africa, and at regional and international levels. WoMin does not have formal signed-up alliance members. Our approach is to work in alliance through research, learning exchanges, campaigns, political education and specific projects, like the WoMin film, and out of this determine if we can find common political terrain to work on. As a result, some of our alliance relationships have grown in strength and others have waned as it became clear that the basis for a strong working alliance did not exist. The process of alliance-building is continuous and ongoing. As our analysis and political strategy evolves, we outreach to potential new alliance partners and draw them into our work with a view to strengthening politically attuned collectives, sharing scarce resources and coordinating our efforts more efficiently.


Established allies
Emerging / second tier allies

Burkina Faso




Femmes et Justice Economique (FEJE)

LIFDED: Ligue des femmes pour le développement et l'éducation à la démocratie
REFADEC: Réseau des Femmes artisanes pour le développement communautaire
CENADEP: Centre Nationale d'Appui et de Développement Participative


Ecumenical Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (ECASARD)
Third World Network

Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT)
Abantu for Development (ABANTU)
Advocates and Trainees for Women's Welfare, Advancement and Rights (ATWAR)


KeNRA network
Coast Rights Forum

Sauti ya Wanawake
Save Lamu


Citizens for Justice

Women and Law in Southern Africa
Rural Women’s Assembly
Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA)


Forum Mulher
União Nacional de Camponeses
Justica Ambiental



Groupe de Réflexion et d'Action sur les Industries Extractives au Niger (GREN)



Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre
Environmental Rights Action (ERA)
Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOME-F)
Centre for Children's Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-Hope)


Sierra Leone

Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD)
Women’s Forum on Mining and Extractives


South Africa

ActionAid South Africa
Women from Mining Affected Communities United in Action
Rural Women’s Assembly
Southern African Green Revolutionary Council
Global Environmental Trust
Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance
Alternative Information and Development Centre
Trust for Community Outreach and Education

South Durban Community Environmental Alliance


Haki Madini

Tanzania Gender Networking Programme
Oxfam Tanzania
Lindi Regional Association of NGOs (LANGO)


National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE)

National Association for Women's Action in Development (NAWAD)
Kwataniza Women Farmer's Group
Kakindo Orphans Care


Zambia Council of Churches
Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia
Rural Women’s Assembly
Eastern and Southern Africa Small-scale farmer's Forum (ESAFF)
Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD)
Green and Justice organisation



Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association
Women and Land Zimbabwe
Centre for the Development of Women and Children
Centre for Natural Resource Governance
Rural Women’s Assembly
Chiadzwa Development Trust



Just Associates
Rural Women’s Assembly
People’s Dialogue

Southern Africa Resource Watch
Third World Network
La Via Campesina
Uranium Alliance


International Women and Mining Network (RIMM)
UN Sisters of Mercy International
Franciscans International
FIAN International
ActionAid International
Gaia Foundation
London Mining Network
Gender Action

Accion Ecologica
ActionAid International
Mining Watch Canada
Friends of the Earth International
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