Gender and Extractives

Guides


1. Extracting Equality: A Guide designed and prepared in 2014 by UN Women and Publish What You Pay

This guide is designed to examine approaches to gender along the extractive sector value chain, providing specific considerations and questions to ask at each stage of the value chain to ensure women are not left out.

2. Gender Dimensions of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: A Rapid Assessment Toolkit designed and prepared by the World Bank in 2012

This document is aimed at researchers, practitioners and policy makers and seeks to help users understand and effectively design policies and programs that respond to the needs and opportunities of ASM communities, through a toolkit providing a framework of questions and instructional modules to understand men and women’s roles with respect to ASM.

3. Women, Gender and Extractivism in Africa: Advocacy Tool produced by WoMIN as part of their collection of papers on women, gender and extractivism in Africa

This paper lays out the relevant international and regional legal frameworks through which the need to address gender in extractives can be understood.This paper provides background and advocacy steps for using these legal frameworks to integrate gender considerations into extractive industries programmes.

4. IM4DC Gender Strategy and Action Plan 2014 – 2015 designed and prepared by IM4DC for incorporation into their operational plan

This strategy was developed to formalise IM4DC’s approach to incorporating gender dimensions and provides examples of practical steps that can be taken around gender in organisational governance and management; education training and research; marketing and communications; partnerships; and monitoring and evaluation.

5. Mainstreaming gender in HIV and AIDS responses in the extractive industries sector developed by UN Women in 2015

The report examines the links between gender, HIV and AIDS and the extractive industries and goes on to provide a quick reference guide covering the main issues and suggesting gender responsive actions. It provides guidance on improving women’s employment opportunities and the best ways of gauging the long and short term benefits of women’s employment.

6. Investing in Women´s Employment: Good for Business, Good for Development developed by the IFC in 2013

This report provides guidance on improving women’s employment opportunities and the best ways of gauging the long and short term benefits of women’s employment. This is aimed at companies but could be used by governments as well.