Casualty or Catalyst: Gender equality and the future of mining

IISD hosted an event June 12, 2019, in Ottawa, Canada, focusing on gender equality and the future of mining.

By Stacy Corneau on July 30, 2019

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), Carleton University and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) co-hosted "Casualty or Catalyst: Gender equality and the future of mining" on June 12, 2019, in Ottawa, Canada, at Carleton University.

The audience of over 70 people included policy-makers, members of civil society and academics. The event focused on six overarching themes: 

  • Indigenous approaches to gender equality in mining
  • Persistent challenges that constrain gender equality in mining across artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), small and medium enterprises, and large-scale operations
  • Exploring how and why solidarity matters, and how we build spaces for cooperation across all stakeholder groups
  • Data transparency
  • Lessons learned from emerging and advanced industrial economies to advance gender equality
  • Sexual and gender-based violence in the mining sector.

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