Women in extractive communities face challenges like sexual exploitation, poor rewards for their labour, deprived livelihood, torture and harassment. Under the Gender and Extractives programme, CNRG is strengthening the capacity of women to demand respect for their rights from mining companies, government and the broader society. We do this through:
- Training in participatory action research to empower community women to inquire and take action to address questions and issues that will improve their circumstances.
- Building solidarity and sisterhood among women with a common understanding of issues affecting them.
- Promoting legal empowerment and availing environmental tools that will enable women to use legal tools to fight environmental, climate and economic injustice.