Ferrovial es una empresa multinacional española con un amplio abanico de intereses, entre los que se encuentran la construcción del Museo Guggenheim de Bilbao, la autopista M3 de Irlanda y la administración del peaje de las carreteras de Europa. Además, Ferrovial posee el 90% de la compañía Broaspectrum, compañía que maneja los centros de detención de inmigrantes extraterritoriales de Australia en Papúa Nueva Guinea.
This article was originally published in the May edition of The Broken Rifle, the main magazine of War Resisters' International.
Samantha Hargreaves from WoMin - an African gender and extractives alliance - speaks to Andrew Dey from WRI about the links between gender, extractive industries and militarism in Africa, and what this new network is doing to counter it.
Tell us about your work – what is Womin, when did you form, and who makes up your network? What are the critical issues you are working on?
Samantha: WoMin was launched in October 2013. We work with about 50 allied organisations in fourteen countries across Southern, East and West Africa. Most partners are working on issues of land, natural resources, extractive industries, environmental and climate justice and women’s rights. Our work with women rights organisations has generally been challenged by their focus to more 'traditional' gender issues like violence against women, women and girl child education and health, with a small number working on the terrain of environment, land and other economic justice questions.
WoMin Southern African women and coal exchange. Photo: Heidi Augestad