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Report provides good practice guidance for gender-responsive implementation of extractive projects

The Danish Institute for Human Rights released a report which analyses gender issues that arise during extractive project implementation, and provides good practice guidance and case studies to conduct gender-responsive due diligence. This story also includes a webinar highlighting the findings of the report.

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22 November 2019

Webinar: Towards gender-sensitive implementation of extractive industries projects

Author: ICMM and IPIECA

In this webinar co-hosted by ICMM and IPIECA, presenters from the Danish Institute for Human RightsTotalRio Tinto and Base Toliara will share experiences and suggestions for gender-responsive due diligence in extractive industries projects...

Women and men are impacted differently by extractive industries projects. Despite this, companies frequently take a gender-neutral approach to human rights due diligence. As a consequence, women are often marginalised during stakeholder engagement and their rights are insufficiently considered in project planning and implementation. Additionally, projects miss out on a comprehensive understanding of the social context, their impacts on workers and communities, and how these can best be addressed. Learning from peers and relevant external stakeholders can be an important step in overcoming these challenges.

Topics covered during the webinar will include:

  • An introduction to gender-responsive due diligence in extractive industries projects: Nora Götzmann, Senior Advisor, Danish Institute for Human Rights;
  • addressing gender-based violence in indigenous communities in Bolivia: Cynthia Trigo Paz, Human Rights Senior Advisor, Total;
  • gender-sensitive security and human rights training: Rio Tinto; and
  • training a ready workforce in Madagascar: Amanda Tagliaferri, Manager Human Resources, Base Toliara.

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Report
23 September 2019

Towards gender-responsive implementation of extractive industries projects

Author: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

The purpose of this report is to contribute to learning on key challenges, as well as good practice opportunities for practitioners working in and with the extractive industries, on how a gender-responsive approach can be embedded in project planning and implementation...

The report focuses on six select dimensions of human rights due diligence in extractive industries projects:

  1. Community relations
  2. Land acquisition and resettlement
  3. Security
  4. Local content
  5. Grievance resolution
  6. Strategic social investment.

...Further resources for extractive industries project staff are provided for each topic, and case studies are included to provide insights on key challenges and potential solutions in concrete project settings.

[Includes case studies from Total, Mozambique Liquified Natural Project, Rio Tinto, Base Resources, OceanaGold, Shell]

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