Women Fight Back Against Devastation Caused By Mining

Women Fight Back Against Devastation Caused By Mining

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 3:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Conflict Minerals

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At the Mines and Money conference in London this week, a vigil is being held outside to honor inspirational women from around the globe who have been involved in resisting the ecological and social devastation caused by mining projects.  The group leaders want it to be known that they will not stand idly by while their communities become impoverished and millions of women are driven from their homes due to destructive mining projects. 

The group wants to recognize these women who courageously oppose an act that goes unrecognized in the community while members of the mining industry are celebrated inside the conference. In the male-dominated mining industry small numbers of women are resisting the havoc in their communities caused by destructive mining developments. These women go largely unnoticed as they stage peaceful protests and are only concerned with the survival of their family and capacity to endure more violence.  

The mining communities in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are one of the toughest places for women, as it is known as the rape capital of the world.  With the passing of Dodd-Frank 1502 and more regulations on the mines, the persistence for rebel armies are decreasing and with that so are the fears of women.  By making the mines conflict free is not to say that they are safe, but it is a step in the right direction to creating better mining community for women.

The mines are becoming conflict free because of the demand on U.S. based publicly traded companies to source the minerals in their supply chain.  They do this internally or with he help of companies like Source Intelligence. 

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