Women Human Rights Defenders around the world are resisting corporate power that commodifies nature and prioritizes profit over people and the environment.
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.
This guide is released alongside a video ‘Defending people and planet: Women confronting extractive industries’. The short film puts courageous Women Human Rights Defenders from Africa, Asia, and Latin America in the spotlight. They share their struggles for land and life, and speak to the risks and challenges they face in their activism.
These new resources are part of a participatory research project on “Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractivism and corporate power” co-led by AWID and Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC).
It is designed as a toolbox for learning, awareness raising, advocacy and resistance:
- Video: “Defending people and planet: Women confronting extractive industries”
- Practical guide: “Weaving resistance through action: Strategies of Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries“
- Policy report: “Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries: an overview of critical risks and Human Rights obligations”
This report published in April, outlines policy recommendations to end corporate impunity, stop state and non-state violence against WHRDs, and ensure WHRDs can continue their critical work.