Extracting equality — a guide

Authors/editor(s): UN Women and Publish What You Pay

Extracting Equality — A Guide is the result of collaborative work between UN Women and Publish What You Pay, along with experts working on gender and the extractives, worldwide. The guide examines how to approach the issue of gender within the extractive sector. It is the first-ever extractive value chain that combines gender with good governance. This toolkit examines all 12 steps of the extractive value chain, from finding out how much natural resources a country has to looking at how a project should be dismantled. At each step, the toolkit offers a clear picture of the specific considerations to make and questions to ask in order to ensure women are not left out of natural resource governance. Are women being consulted about the impact of mining? Are women, as well as men, being trained in contract monitoring? The toolkit is targeted at those involved in the extractive industries sector — community members, civil society organizations, NGOs, oil, gas and mining companies, as well as governments and UN agencies.

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Languages available: English

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UN Women:  Katja Isaksen, UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, katjaisaksen@unwomen.org;

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender mainstreaming; Gender equality and inequality

Resource type: Manuals/guides

UN Women office involved in publication: East and Southern Africa Regional Office

Publication year: 2014

Number of pages: 15

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)