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Indigenous women’s anti-mining activism: a gendered analysis of the El Estor struggle in Guatemala

Indigenous women’s anti-mining activism: a gendered analysis of the El Estor struggle in Guatemala
14 pages

Authors
Deonandan, Kalowatie
Tatham, Rebecca
Field, Brennan

Editors
Sweetman, Caroline
Journal
Gender & Development Volume 25 Issue 3 Natural Resource Justice

Publication date
09 Nov 2017

DOI
10.1080/13552074.2017.1379779

Publisher
Oxfam GB
Routledge

Type
Journal article

Focusing on the struggle against the Fenix mine in El Estor Guatemala, this article argues that women are disproportionately affected by resource development; and that women’s activism against mining is also gendered, in the sense that they are often distinct from men’s strategies and are rooted in women’s experiences as women, and as indigenous women within a particular socioeconomic and historical context. We draw on original data gathered from interviews with indigenous women activists in the El Estor communities in Guatemala.

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