Women’s Rights and Mining at the OECD Forum

At this year’s OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, Women’s Rights and Mining is organising a partner session on the topic “How to safeguard gender justice in the energy transition?” on Wednesday, 26.4., 8:30-10:00 am (Room CC16, OECD Headquarters, Paris).


Scarce minerals and metals are needed to realize our renewable energy ambitions. We raise some questions on how this can happen in an inclusive and fair manner, without leaving anyone behind. Certain negative effects of mining have disproportionately been affecting women, through exclusion from jobs, sexual harassment, or dealing with water, land, and air pollution caused by mining. In this interactive panel, we discuss what is needed to realize a gender-just energy transition.