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Gender justice and exractivism: The feminist critique of natural resources extraction is a review of the feminist positions on Extractivism and a way forward for gender equitable resources allocation. It evaluated the status of gender equality for all in the extractive industry and the feminist critique of resource extraction. The main objective of the study is to take stock of the present status of gender justice in the extractive industry and proffer solutions where there are shortcomings.This is with a view to reduce and later eliminate all forms of inequalities. Secondary data was used as methodology and system approach was utilized as theoretical framework for this reseacrh. Findings are that negative impact on proximate communities is an established fact in the extractive industry which is not basically targeted at women alone but all humanity as the physical and human environment are negatively impacted by extractivism; differentiation is as a result of the proximity to the polluting sources, genetic, health status and the immunity of the individuals. Pollution of air, water, food, and land is against the entire humanity and not targeted at any gender, therefore host communities and their indigenes suffer adversely and it will be more beneficial to the society to pool all their resources and energy together to address the general primary challenges first and in the process of doing that, gender mainstreaming can be part of the delivery process or the next level programmed action along with other disadvanged interest. The priority needs of developing countries are basic physiological needs and that of the developed countries are self-actualization needs. There is also a third tripod which is the need by resources-rich countries for optimum oil revenue to fund the provision of their basic needs. Fair natural resources extraction requires a holistic double dualism to the second level of differentials in the advocacy for fair oil and gas extractions and in the process of its implementation, to progressively mainstream gender equality in addition to racial, ethnic, vulnerable, and class equality in developing countries and to deepen gender equality which already exists in the developed countries. The second order dualism is the need for justice and fairness in exploration and production between developing and developed countries to ensure justice for both. A collective approach by all stakeholders to address all inequalities is highly recommended with the mainstreaming of gender among other challenges.

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Inequality justice extractivism gender mainstreaming holistic approach host communities and feminism

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Hart, A. O. (2022). Gender Justice and Extractivism: The Feminist Critique of Resource Extraction. Central Asian Journal of Literature, Philosophy and Culture, 3(9), 12-40. Retrieved from https://cajlpc.centralasianstudies.org/index.php/CAJLPC/article/view/509

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