Out with Vale: WMW protests against the transnational company during the International Meeting

Ação da MMM contra a Vale. Foto: Elaine Campos

Graça Samo, from the WMW of Moçambique, denounces the exploitation by Vale. Photo: Elaine Campos

At the end of the second day of the 9th International Meeting of the World March of Women (WMW), hundreds of feminist activists protested against the transnational mining company Vale do Rio Doce, profitting from the presence of the Vale’s sustainability director in an event in the Latin America Memorial, the same place where the feminist meeting has been occurring.

The activists left the Memorial’s auditorium with many posters and words of order against Vale. In the Memorial’s patio, three WMW’s activists took the floor to tell how the company has been violating rights in their territories. Graça Samo, from Mozambique, was the first to denouce the negative effect of Vale in her country. The company has been questioned for its iron mine located in the Tete’s province, where it has been dislodging comunities, without any reparation.

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