Round-up: what we’ve been reading this week

Alluvial gold mining in Guyana

Alluvial gold mining in Guyana (Photo credit: Hoppy1951)

Inter Press Service covered the relationship between mining and gender in their piece, Mining Benefits Fail to ‘Trickle Down,  with a particular focus on actors in Australia, including Oxfam Australia.

Simona Broomes, founder of the Guyana Women Miners Organization, received the 2013 TIP Report Heroes Award from US Secretary of State John Kerry for her work combating human trafficking. She travels to gold and diamond mining sites throughout Guyana, rescuing underage girls working as prostitutes.

Our coordinator from Nigeria, Faith Nwadishi, featured in the Guardian as they profiled key activists in the campaign for transparency.

Over on our website, our MENA Coordinator Diana Kaissy discusses her experiences campaigning for transparency in the middle East. She explained her favourite moment so far was filming a video with all the women campaigners from the region for International Women’s Day.

Meanwhile, in Dakota, an influx of male workers is putting pressure on local women – and threatening their sense of security.

Have you been reading any interesting articles about women and the extractives? If so, post them in the comments! 

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