Access for Women in Energy (AccessWIE), in partnership with the Extractives Hub and the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee organised a webinar on gender justice in extractive industries on January 26, 2021. Dr Victoria Nalule, member of the Management Committee of AccessWIE, participated in the discussion.
Key issues addressed:
- What is gender justice and why is it critical to the energy sector and the extractives industry?
- What reasons can be attributed to the gender gap we continue to witness in the extractives industry despite there being efforts to narrow the gender gap?
- What are the unique challenges facing men in the extractives industry?
- What are the unique challenges facing women in the extractives industry?
- Take mining as an example, women have been relegated to undertake the supporting roles. This has been attributed to the view that the activities involved are physically intensive. Is this a valid argument? How then do we achieve a balance?
- What are some of the global/regional policy and regulatory frameworks that have been developed towards achieving gender justice?
- What are the short-term and long-term measures that can be undertaken to achieve gender justice in the energy sector?