LAMMP (Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme) is a small but unique organisation building women’s capacity to challenge mining corporations and offering support to those women who fear for their safety as a result of their activism in Latin America. Many of the women face complex lawsuits often as a result of simply joining a public protest. Below is a video of a group of women in Guatemala affected by a Canadian corporation Gold Corp owner of the Merlin Mine :
In March 2009 LAMMP will be hosting the first European tour of women affected by mining. In order to raise awareness of the women’s concerns for the tour LAMMP will produce case-studies illustrating the range of problems faced by each activist member of the delegation.