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Barrick implements framework of remediation initiatives

Author: Barrick Gold, Published on: 23 October 2012

Barrick Gold Corporation and the Porgera Joint Venture continue to take action in response to violence against women at the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea. The latest of these actions involves the implementation of the Olgeta Meri Igat Raits (All Women Have Rights) project, a framework of remediation initiatives to help confront the serious problem of violence against women in the Porgera Valley. Barrick has designed a two-stage remedy framework which includes [an] individual claims process designed to meet the needs of women in the Porgera Valley who have been the subject of sexual violence or abuse by former employees of the PJV...In developing the remediation framework, Barrick adopted an approach that is consistent with the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...The company also consulted widely with local and international experts on violence against women and human rights to develop a locally effective program...

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Related companies: Barrick Gold Porgera (joint venture Barrick Gold & Mineral Resources Enga)