Webinar: Towards gender-sensitive implementation of extractive industries projects

Webinar | 24 September | Online

In this webinar, hosted by the Danish Institute for Human Rights, ICMM & IPIECA, you will learn how to enhance gender-responsiveness in extractive industry 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 in stakeholder engagement and their rights are insufficiently considered in project planning and implementation. Projects thus 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. In this webinar, the Danish Institute for Human Rights will introduce its latest briefing, which highlights key challenges, suggestions and resources for enhancing gender-responsiveness across six select due diligence dimensions: 

  • community relations
  • land acquisition and resettlement
  • security 
  • local content
  • grievance resolution
  • strategic social investment

The briefing links to existing commitments to gender equality made by ICMM and IPIECA members, as well as the Gender Guidance developed by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights.

PRESENTERS

  • Introduction to gender-responsive due diligence in extractive industries projects: Nora Gotzmann, Senior Adviser, Human Rights and Business, 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 (TBC)
  • Training a ready workforce in Madagascar: Amanda Tagliaferri, Manager Human Resources, Base Toliara

To conclude the webinar, presenters will share their key suggestions for how to get started with strengthening engagement with women and gender-responsive due diligence.   

ICMM and IPIECA will close the webinar with final remarks.  

SIGN-UP: You can sign-up for the webinar ahead of time via this link.

The webinar will be recorded and publicly available.