Recommendations to protect WHRDs confronting extractive industries
In our report on Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries, AWID and the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (WHRDIC) have made the following recommendations in order to contribute towards a safe, enabling environments for WHRDs as they peacefully exercise power and define visions of development for themselves and their communities.
Weaving resistance through action: Strategies of WHRDs confronting extractivism and corporate power
Building on inspiring stories of resistance, our new practical guide presents concrete strategies put in place by WHRDs to confront corporate power and preserve their people, livelihood and territories against extractivism.
Defending people and planet: WHRDs confronting extractive industries
We are launching two new resources featuring courageous Women Human Rights Defenders who are confronting extractive industries and corporate power. They share their struggles for land and life, and speak to the risks and challenges they face in their activism.
Making trade work for gender equality
Trade has the potential to advance gender equality and realise women’s rights by expanding decent work opportunities for women and contributing to sustainable and equitable economic development. However, in many cases this potential has not been fulfilled; trade, and the agreements that establish its rules, have impacted negatively on the lives of many women.
Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries
Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) continues to grow. WHRDs confronting unfettered corporate power in pursuit of human rights face particular situations of risk and threats.
Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. Recommendations to governments
This fact sheet from the Gender & Development Network (GADN) looks at the structural economic barriers to women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and makes recommendations as to what should be included in CSW deliberations.
Feminist Realities: a life-force that sprouts against all the odds
People and groups all over the world are evolving feminist ideas and practices to put the power of our movements into action.
Slamming corporate abuse of women’s rights
International Women’s Day, firmly rooted in the struggles of women, is the perfect occasion to recall that we will not be on the path of gender equality without a binding treaty. States must support and engage constructively in the negotiations if they truly wish to champion women’s rights.
"Visionary and creative resistance": meet the women challenging extractivism – and patriarchy
Environmental degradation is deliberate, violent and patriarchal. From Turkey to Guatemala, women are on the frontlines of resistance.