Women, extractivism and life sustainibility in Peru

GRITE conference
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Marie-Dominik Langlois
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Free of charge
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Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies GRITE SAGSA

Peruvian feminist sociologist Patricia Amat y Leon will be presenting her latest book “Women and mines: memories of resistance in the Peruvian Andes”, tracing the history of women’s organizations in mining territories from 1982 to 2012. Amat y Leon is co-founder of the Filomena Tomaira Pacsi Association. She is also member of the Gender and the Economy Group in Peru and of the platform “Women and Climate Change”. The author was part of the Rio+20 Peruvian delegation and is also co-founder and active member of the "Latin American Network of Women Transforming the Economy”. She coordinated the Oxfam international campaign “Business with Justice” in the Americas. As a sociologist, she works on developing a critical vision of the economy towards life sustainability from a feminist perspective. 

Light lunch will be served