MERE Hub Wants YOU
KAIROS is developing the Canadian phase of Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water (MERE Hub), a digital platform on the gendered impacts of resource extraction. MERE Hub is being created for and in consultation with women land defenders from across the globe who are mobilizing around large-scale resource extraction. The hub brings together a range of original and existing materials and resources to support research, advocacy, information sharing, and movement building around the subject of resource extraction and its gendered implications.
As some of you might recall, the first phase of the hub, which launched on November 25, 2019, focused almost exclusively on Latin America.
It is now time to turn our attention to Canada.
KAIROS is putting out a call for content and feedback to its members and networks and Canada-based women land and water defenders. If you are a land defender or know a land defender, MERE Hub would especially love to hear from you.
There are three main ways you can help MERE Hub:
- Provide feedback on the existing hub. What works? What needs works?
- Gather Canadian content to submit to the hub: Maps, guides, videos, reports, articles, books, etc. Visit MERE Hub to get a sense of what kinds of materials land and water defenders have requested.
- Contribute or ask a defender to contribute a Story of Courage. These are stories by women land defenders that focus on successful strategies in the face of large-scale resource extraction. Stories of Courage do not necessarily need to be written; these can also take the form of a video or audio recording, a comic, etc.
To ensure your materials are considered for submission, please send content to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, March 15, 2020. MERE Hub is also accepting content via its social media accounts.
Follow MERE Hub on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/merehub and Instagram @merehub.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.