Building Power in Crisis: Women’s Responses to Extractivism
Co-hosted by SAGE Fund, Environmental Defenders Collaborative, Ford Foundation, Global Greengrants Fund, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), WoMin African Alliance
In December 2022, the SAGE Fund released a global landscape analysis, “Building Power in Crisis: Women’s Responses to Extractivism,” as part of the Ford Foundation’s Natural Resources and Resilient Women Initiative.
Around the world, communities impacted by extractive industries—mining, drilling, logging—face multiple and intersecting forms of violence. That violence is gendered in its operation and in whom it benefits and harms. Building Power In Crisis explores the breadth of structural violence created or reinforced by extractivism, from political violence against women environmental defenders to economic violence that threatens women’s livelihoods. Centering the experiences of women and girls in frontline communities, the report lifts up their strategies to resist extractive development and lead with bold and sustainable alternatives.
This online event will feature speakers from the nearly 100 groups interviewed for this report from Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. They will be joined by the report’s researchers, civil society allies, and funders. The webinar will explore cross-movement approaches from diverse fields and movements including environment and climate, Indigenous Peoples, human rights, natural resources, and women’s rights and feminism.
Read “Building Power in Crisis: Women’s Responses to Extractivism” here.