Global Rights – Gender on Extractive Agendas

  • Abiodun Baiyewu


This Profile focuses on Global Rights’ work on natural resource governance. Global Rights is a non-governmental organisation based in Nigeria that works on a
spectrum of issues, including equitable resource governance, human security and access to remedies, women’s rights, and security and human rights programmes. The organisation’s programmes address governance failures that exacerbate the disenfranchisement and violations of the rights of the poor and marginalised, women, and victims of discrimination (Global Rights, 2014). Gender is a crosscutting theme across all Global Rights’ thematic work.
We could rightly be described as a feminist organisation engaged in mainstream human rights work. At the same time, that would raise the question whether it
is possible to do human rights work without mainstreaming gender. The aim of this article is to give a glimpse of our work and explain why gender must matter
on extractive agendas.