Google Translate


A Toxics-Free Future


New Issue of Women and Environments International Magazine on ASGM

Many IPEN partners are featured in the new issue of the Women and Environments International Magazine on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining: Women and Health.

Amongst other articles in the magazine, IPEN Co-Chair Olga Speranskaya writes about women leading the fight against the largest mining plant in Russia, the Tominsky MPP plant, owned by a Russian copper company. The company is currently destroying protected forests to clear land and build the mine. Activist scientists at the forefront of this movement describe a domino effect of environmental impacts that threaten to make the populated region uninhabitable.  

Click this link to read the issue:

The issue includes the following articles:

  • Battle for Life: Women Lead the Fight Against the Largest Mining Plant in Russia by Olga Speranskaya
  • Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies: Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence by Helen Lynn
  • Women and Mercury in ASGM: the Beauty and the Beast by Yuyun Ismawati Drwiega
  • Women Pay the Cost of Mercury Pollution in ASGM in Migori, Kenya by Griffins Ochieng, Richard Kiaka and Aron Kecha
  • Mercury Justice Now:Updates from Grassy Narrows by Meagan Dellavilla
  • Joy to Kids Affected by ASGM Poisoning: Inspiring Young People by Veronika Podobed
  • Hydragyrum Poetry by Suzanne Farkas