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African Women Building Power: Taking on TNCs & Fighting Climate Change

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UCL Students Union, Clarke Hall, Breakdown 2

IOE Bedford Way (20) 305

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Organised peasant and working-class women impacted by extractives industries in African countries are defending their communities and their own gender-specific interests against insatiable extractives industries. They are organising and campaigning for alternatives to the dominant growth-driven development that depends on destructive mining and energy projects that does not benefit the many and result to climate change and ecological degradation in the region.

Samantha Hargreaves, director and co-founder of WoMin (African Women Unite Against Destructive Resource Extraction), will share the network’s initiatives of organising grassroots women, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and women leaders from allied movements in at least 11 African countries to push for legislative and policy reforms at national, regional and global levels. Join us in the discussion on how they are working for minimum safeguards and rights as part of a planned transition towards a progressive, post-extractivist, feminist and ecologically responsive African alternative development.

Samantha will discuss the network’s role in building solidarities and collective power in the successful campaign for the Right to say No to extractives projects and the efforts of the Southern African campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power network, which is campaigning for a UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations (TNCs).

Speaker: Samantha Hargreaves

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Diana Salazar, University College London

Kerima Mohideen, London Mining Network

Siti Maimunah, Jatam Indonesia

Chair: Dorothy Guerrero, Global Justice Now

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