Women are prominent actors in the mining industry, forming half of every community hosting extractive operations, and are an essential part of the sector’s workforce. Despite this, women are often ignored and marginalized with their rights overlooked and their contributions to the industry underrated.
The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) believes it is time to amplify women’s voices in mining. To spark positive change in the sector’s governance, the IGF is joining forces with the Environmental Governance Programme and UNDP’s Learning for Nature to offer a free, four-week course on Gender and Mining Governance.
This course will teach participants to evaluate the impacts of mining projects on women, assess the benefits of women’s participation in mining projects, take measures to eliminate gender-based violence in mining-affected communities, and understand how investment in gender in mining governance can lead to stable and resilient communities.
The course runs from November 2 to 27, 2020 and is open to all. Register online today.