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It’s our right to know local mining plans – our future is at stake

By Sherly Siahaan, community representative We won’t give up our fight to access the hidden permit to mine our lands Sometimes it’s called a tin mine, other times, a diamond mine. When I was a girl, people said there was gold here. But now a mining company has arrived, and we don’t even know what […]

Civil society participation in natural resource management in the Kyrgyz Republic and EITI: Overview of current trends

This study explores the current state of civil society participation in natural resource management and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in the Kyrgyz Republic. The analysis focuses on both legal and practical factors that potentially inhibit the activities of civil society. The study leverages desk research and interviews to analyze data on civil space […]

National Coordinators Survey 2023: A snapshot of coalition action

The extractive sector has long been defined by poor governance and a lack of transparency which contribute among other things to corruption, human rights abuses and environmental degradation, putting people and the planet at risk. Tackling these challenges means battling against deeply entrenched and powerful interests – which can take years of advocacy. 39 out […]

PWYP Global Gender Policy

PWYP commits to taking on a feminist perspective in everything we do. We understand this to mean working to uphold the rights and dignity of all people regardless of their sex, gender, race, age, class, ability or other social identifiers. We strive to foster a culture of inclusivity, respect, and equality that embodies our commitment […]

Get ready for PWYP Global Assembly 2022 !

The 5th Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Global Assembly will take place as an online event from Monday, 27 to Thursday, 30 June.  Go to registration This Global Assembly is special. It marks the 20th anniversary of the Publish What You Pay campaign, launched in June 2002. Over the last 20 years, PWYP has become […]

Women stake their claim for a share of Guinea’s ‘red gold’ boom

Instead of reaping the benefits of Guinea’s growing bauxite market, women have paid a heavy price for it. Now they’re trying to change this, writes Hadja Aicha Barry from Publish What You Pay Guinea. When Guinea’s President, Alpha Condé, was overthrown after 11 years in power on September 5 2021, international commentators were quick to […]

Women’s rights in natural resource governance in West Africa: Encouraging efforts, timid progress

In 2019, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Standard incorporated a number of requirements making the process more gender sensitive. Three years on, how well have these new requirements been implemented in Burkina Faso, Guinea and Senegal? Have they encouraged more consideration of women’s rights in the natural resource extractive industry? What has changed for […]

Women and Natural Resource Governance in West Africa

The Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie, an association of the parliaments of Francophone countries, recently revealed in a study entitled ‘The role of women in the French-speaking world’s extractive sector’ that a third of the world’s mineral reserves comes from Africa, including more than half of all rare minerals. For example, Guinea is home to […]

Increasing women’s voice and participation in extractive governance

With support from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) national coalitions in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda undertook research to unearth what data/information and reforms are needed to improve women’s participation and power in decision-making around the allocation and use of extractive revenues, for the benefit of women, men and […]

“What’s in It for Us?” An action-research case study of Nigeria’s extractive industries

AN ACTION-RESEARCH CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA’S EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES Nigeria’s 65 years of oil and gas production have made it Africa’s largest producer. With almost 40 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, its economy is heavily dependent on hydrocarbon exports. Operating extractive companies including subsidiaries of Chevron, CNOOC (China), Eni, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell Plc […]

Radically Different: Gender justice in natural resource governance

Join our webinar series! On 25 January 2021, the Gender Justice and Extractive Industries Working Group is launching a webinar series over two weeks, exploring different policy areas related to women’s rights, the extractive industries, and gender issues. Topics include the gendered impact of oil pipelines in Peru and East Africa, how to use extractives […]

Feminist Natural Resource Governance Agenda

Why do we need a feminist agenda? Advancing women’s rights vis-à-vis extractive industries requires an intersectional and transformative feminist natural resource governance agenda that centers the leadership and lived realities of women and frontline communities. Download the feminist agenda This policy agenda was originally developed in 2020 by the Working Group on Gender Justice and […]