Wend-Kouni, from Rouko village, Burkina Faso, digs for gold. Ollivier Girad/CIFOR

No environmental justice without gender justice

Gender, Gender & Development Journal, General, Natural Resources 2 Comments

Gender equality and women’s rights are core to attaining sustainable, just human development. Editor, Caroline Sweetman, introduces the natural resource justice issue of the Gender & Development journal. 2017 is on course to be the deadliest year yet for environmental activism: 150 women and men have so far been murdered for defending natural resources and the communities who depend on …

Witnesses to the violence

Renewed violence around Las Bambas mining project: Will we learn from past mistakes?

Governance, Land rights 0 Comments

Copper mining in Las Bambas, Peru has sparked new violence as the communities surrounding the mine are bypassed again by the Peruvian government and mining company, MMG, on decisions that greatly affect their lives. n October 14, 42 year old Quintino Cereceda was killed during a police operation near the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru. This tragic event follows …