Women, Land, and Mining: Effective Strategies for Improved Global Practice

Mining projects pose challenges to women because they often bear an unequal burden of the negative impacts and go without a share of benefits. This work, funded by the Ford Foundation, looked at what companies, governments, NGOs, and communities can do to ensure that women and men share equally in the promise and costs of mining projects.

Consisting of case studies of mining investments in Côte d’Ivoire, Peru, Papua New Guinea, we examined different scales of production, varying political and cultural contexts, differing project funding sources, a range of stages in the mining lifecycle, and diverse project approaches. Case study findings were distilled into a synthesis report that discussed promising practices and shared in a roundtable even with industry, civil society, government, and donor representatives.

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