Aminata Massaquoi of the Informal Alliance Against Industrial Oil Palm Plantations in Africa speaks about the struggles of women in Sierra Leone opposed to the oil palm plantations of Socfin and other companies.
If the plantation model in itself is understood as a violent, destructive, structurally racist and patriarchal one, can corporate gender-specific policies do more than cover up this violence and destruction?
In Cameroon, women are the ones who bring food home, and when there is enough, we sell it. The income allows us to meet other needs. Today, we no longer have this possibility because of the agro-industries, like SOCAPALM
Women living in the vicinity of eight agro-industrial plantations in Cameroon - HEVECAM, SUDCAM, SOCAPALM, PHP, BIOPALM, SEMRY, RUBBERCAM and SOSUCAM - gathered to discuss the impacts of agro-industrial plantations on women's land rights.
Large-scale land transactions in which nations sell huge, publicly owned parcels to foreign and domestic corporations negatively affect local women more than men, a new study by Oregon State University shows.
Dans le cadre d'une campagne d’information sur les violences faites aux femmes riveraines des plantations de palmiers à huile, l’Ong Muyissi Environnement organise une tournée dans des villages gabonnais impactés par la multinationale Olam
Corrupt practices in the context of large-scale land-based investments in Africa contribute to the unauthorised conversion of customary land to commercial land, to the detriment of poor rural women's access
On the 8th of March - International Women's Day – we join women across the world who are affected by the violent expansion of industrial oil palm and rubber plantations and who are calling for action to stop the harassment, sexual violence and abuse against women in and around plantations IMMEDIATELY!
The women of Malen, Sierra Leone are demanding that the lands taken from them by SOCFIN be returned to them so they can go back to their farms for their own agricultural activities and be able to take care of their families.