“Mining and Human Rights: Beyond The Challenge”

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An International Conference entitled “Beyond the Challenge: Women, Mining and Human Rights” will be held in Guatemala from the 14 to 17 of March, 2010. The Conference will bring together women activists and representatives from partner organisations throughout Latin America as well as experts in the field of human rights, gender mainstreaming, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.

At GSN, we have presented news and information on the situation in Guatemala with regard to the people’s struggle over multi-national mining interests. Our friends at the Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme (LAMMP) are co-hosting the Conference with the Union of Latin American Women (a regional network of women affected by mining).

This is the first public effort of rural and indigenous women human rights defenders affected by mining to raise awareness about the gender-based issues they face in their struggle to have their rights for self-determination, land and livelihood recognised by governments and corporations.

More information can be found here.

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