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Gender Justice in the Extractive Industries

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:

  1. What is gender justice and why is it critical to the energy sector and the extractives industry?
  2. 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?
  3. What are the unique challenges facing men in the extractives industry?
  4. What are the unique challenges facing women in the extractives industry?
  5. 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?
  6. What are some of the global/regional policy and regulatory frameworks that have been developed towards achieving gender justice?
  7. What are the short-term and long-term measures that can be undertaken to achieve gender justice in the energy sector?

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