Achieving Natural Resource Justice. Extractive Industries Global Program Strategic Plan 2016 - 2019

Oxfam America | Document | 2016

This is the 2016 – 2019 Strategic Plan for the Oxfam International Extractive Industries (EI) Global Program. Oxfam has set Focus Goals, Engagement Goals and Operational Goals for achieving natural resource justice. The Focus Goals (financial transparency, expenditure accountability and tax justice;...

Spotlight on publications: extractive industries and conflict management

Evidence and lessons from Latin America (ELLA) | Document | 2016

Extractive industry investment in Latin America has increased considerably since the early 1990s, especially in the last decade. Expansion of extractive activities into new territory has led to new rounds of conflict and contestation in the region, including over resource use and control, territoria...

Gender & Extractives Topic

Adam Smith International | URL | 2017

This is the URL link to the "Gender & Extractives" Topic page on the Extractives Hub.

Women and Natural Resources: Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) | Document | 2013

This report focuses on the relationship between women and natural resources in conflict-affected settings, and discusses how the management of natural resources can be used to enhance women’s engagement and empowerment in peacebuilding processes. Part I of the report examines the relationship be...

Resources and resourcefulness : gender, conflict, and artisanal mining communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

The World Bank | Document | 2015

This report discusses the gender-conflict nexus in ASM communities in Eastern DRC. Recent studies in the DRC tend to focus on human rights abuses or on the status of women, however few investigations examine the link between mining and sexual violence. Further, there has been insufficient analysis o...

African Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

African Minerals Development Centre | Document | 2015

Many studies into the mining sector have described how masculine the industry is. However, this Special Report highlights the significant, yet chronically underreported major role African women play in the sector, more so in artisanal and small scale mining (ASM). In Africa, the ASM workforce compri...

African Mining, Gender, and Local Employment

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2014

This paper uses the rapid expansion of mining in Sub-Saharan Africa to analyse local structural shifts and the role of gender. It matches 109 openings and 84 closings of industrial mines to survey data for 800,000 individuals and exploit the spatial-temporal variation. With mine opening, women livin...

African Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

African Minerals development Centre | Document | 2015

This report describes the unreported major role African women play in the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and the key challenges that women face in the sector. The report focuses on case studies from Ghana, Guinea and Tanzania.

Mining Closure, Gender and Employment Reallocations: The Case of UK Coal Mines

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2015

This paper examines the heterogenous effect of mining shocks on local employment, by gender. Using the closure of coal mines in UK starting in mid 1980s, the authors find evidence of substitution of male for female workers in the manufacturing sector. Mine closures increase number of male manufactur...

Mongolia: Raising Female Participation in the Large Scale Mining Sector

The World Bank | Document | 2013

This policy note discusses ways to encourage female participation in Mongolia's mining sector. Evidence suggests that women tend to miss out on the potential benefits associated with a booming mining sector. In addition, large scale mines typically tend to be the dominant employers in remote locatio...

Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas

UNDP, IFC and IPIECA | Document | 2017

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 goals, represents the world’s plan of action for overcoming poverty while protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize that economic growth needs to be accomp...

Ethiopia, Women & the Mining Sector

Ministry of Mines, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia | Document | 2013

Ethiopia, Women & the Mining Sector, being a presentation by Sofia Mohammed, Director, Gender Mainstreaming Directorate at Ethiopia's Ministry of Mines. The presentation was delivered to an Artisanal and Small-scale (gold) Mining (ASM) workshop in 2013 in the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. Aside ...

Women in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Karen Hayes and Rachel Perks | Document | 2012

The paper highlights the role of women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining labor force and illustrates how this is essential in the transitions from an informal and unregulated sector historically associated with war and corruption into a more efficient and formal labor economy. This chapter focuse...

Can a mining law unlock the potential of women?

Adam Smith International (ASI) and International Women in Mining (IWiM) | Document | 2017

As part of a collaborative project, Adam Smith International (ASI) and International Women in Mining (IWiM) interviewed over 40 people working in the mining sector including sector experts, miners and government officials to understand whether introducing a specific gender focused law can increase t...

Extracting lessons on gender in the oil and gas sector

World Bank | Document | 2013

This paper explores the divergent experiences of women and men who live in areas that are directly affected by oil and gas development, and highlights how the industry specifically contributes to 'gender gaps' in the unequal distribution of assets and risks. Evidence from surveys and interviews with...

A War Within Wars: The Impact on Women of the Violent Struggle For Natural Resources in the Congo

Centre for Social responsibility in Mining (SMI CSRM) | Document | 2015

Wars in the Congo for the last two decades have been a struggle characterized by a global competition between industrialized nations and the world’s emerging economies for easy access to the most strategic mineral use to advance innovation in modern technology. The demand for raw materials has dis...

Gender Assessment of the Extractive Industries in Malawi

UN Women | Document | 2014

This report assesses gender in Malawi's extractive industries. Ensuring that gender programming takes root in the EI industries is the responsibility of multiple players. These include Non-Governmental Organisations, the Ministry responsible for Mining, the Environmental Affairs Department, the Mini...

Accelerating Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

UNDP | Document | 2016

This report is the African Human Development Report 2016, Accelerating Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment. It reviews the ongoing efforts of African countries to accelerate the pace of assuring women’s empowerment through all spheres of society – in the home and community, in health and educati...

Women in Mining: A Challenge to Occupational Culture in Mines

A.P. Benya | Document | 2009

This study explores how women cope in response to the masculine occupational culture and physical demands of underground work in South African mines. The research looks specifically at challenges and coping strategies employed by women in mining, taking into consideration the masculine mining work c...

We want what the Ok Tedi women have! : Guidance from Papua New Guinea on women's engagement in mining deals

The World Bank | Document | 2012

This briefing note, centered on field research in north fly district explores the process of negotiation and the progress in implementation of the Community Mine Continuation Agreements (CMCAs). The purpose of the research and the resulting brief is to understand how the CMCAs came about, assess whe...