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WoMin

Johannesburg, South Africa
Joined July 2017

WoMin is an African gender and extractive alliance, working in 11 countries with women mining-impacted communities & peasants. Responding to the invisibility of women’s rights in extractives projects.



Presence in: Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Focus: Other, Women's Rights

WoMin, launched in October 2013, is an African gender and extractive alliance, which works alongside national and regional movements and popular organisations of women, mining-impacted communities and peasants, and in partnership with other sympathetic organisations to:

  • Research and publicise the impacts of extractives on peasant and working class women
  • Support women’s organising, movement-building and solidarity
  • Advocate and campaign for reforms that go beyond short-term reformism to contribute towards the longer-term structural changes that are needed
  • Advance, in alliance with numerous others, an African post-extractivist, ecojust, women-centred alternative to this dominant destructive model of development.

WoMin’s political standpoint which guides our analysis and work, is that extractivism has very particular impacts upon the bodies, labour, livelihoods and lives of peasant and working class women in the Global South and increasingly also the Global North.

Our emerging vision is of an Africa in which all women exercise control over their lands, livelihoods, natural resources, bodies and cultural heritage. WoMin’s mission is to build women’s movements to challenge destructive extractivism and propose development alternatives that respond to the needs of the majority of African women.

WoMin’s goal is that peasant and working class women impacted by extractives industries in at least twelve countries in the Africa region, as well as at the sub-regional and regional levels 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.