Women’s Participation in the Mining Industry

Dr. Cecilia Campero, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SPPGA and IRES
MA Alessia Rodriguez
, MPPGA Student 2018 Cohort
Dr. Leila Harris
, Associate Professor, IRES and GRSJ, MPPGA Faculty
Dr. Nadja Kunz
, Assistant Professor, SPPGA and NBK Institute of Mining Engineering

A new report has been published which provides insights regarding the economic participation of women in the mining industry; the challenges faced by women and girls living within communities affected by mining operations; and the experiences of existing networks that focus on supporting women in mining. The research team conducted a literature review followed by an online survey (26 participants) and a series of interviews (4 participants) of selected organizations operating at different scales (local and domestic) in six APEC economies: Australia; Canada; Chile; People’s Republic of China; Papua New Guinea; and Peru. The report identifies existing activities and policy interventions that have been carried out by organizations to support women who work within the mining sector, and those whose lives are critically affected by mining activities.

Read the full report here.