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The Mud Went Through my Soul report

The Mud Went Through my Soul: voices of women affected by the Brumadinho dam rupture

This report was prepared by Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB) and Christian Aid as part of the project ‘Beyond Brumadinho: Containing the Force of the Extractive Industry in Brazil’, funded by the SAGE Fund.

In this report, we focus on how the Brumadinho tailings dam rupture has undermined women’s rights, specifically, in relation to access to water and to a healthy environment, gender equality and freedom from violence, decent work and income, and mental health; and we demonstrate how these impacts have exacerbated gender inequalities by disproportionately affecting women in poor and marginalised communities who already faced multiple and intersecting barriers to achieving their rights