The women have called upon the government to enforce the law that gives them the right to own and inherit property as stipulated the constitution, insisting that their voice in decision making must be sought in matters that touch on land.
They argued that women bear a disproportionate burden of the costs of mining thus effective mechanisms before, during and after mining must be renegotiated.
The women called for a restitution to correct historical wrongs that affect their environmental, social and cultural rights on land, people and nature.
The women have joined a bigger Africa movement fighting for women rights on land who will join a grand ascend on Mt. Kilimanjaro later in the year to declare yet another charter on African woman rights to land.
The event was held in partnership with ActionAid, Center for Human Rights and Civic Education and Women Association of Kitui to lobby the County and National government to address the fate of the women in natural resource rich areas.
Ideally minerals are meant to bring wealth and sustainable livelihoods for the habitants but discovery of minerals in the region has surprisingly continued to pronounce doom on the people and the most affected are women and children.