Regions: Australia

Negotiating Gender: Experience from Western Australian Mining Industry

Academic article on the negative impacts of the mining industry in Western Australia. Authors argue that mining areas have become men’s towns with little opportunities for women and local younger generations. A gender analysis based on ecofeminism and feminist political economy reveals the urgent need for the mining industry to transform itself in order to meet sustainability imperatives.

Gendering the field: Towards sustainable livelihoods for mining communities

Compilation of academic papers that were presented at an international workshop on ʹMining, Gender and Sustainable Livelihoodsʹ in 2008. These articles highlight key issues and implications of integrating gender to foster sustainable livelihoods in both large-scale and informal, artisanal and small-scale mining across different regions. Gender-based violence (GBV) is identified in many of these articles, in connection with extractives.

Research, action and policy: Addressing the gendered impacts of climate change

Book on gender and climate change research and action. Divided in five parts, it discusses the gendered impacts of climate change, gender justice, gender mainstreaming within climate policy, gendered climate change actions and gender and climate change research. It presents voices of women from every continent and from different climate events and challenges. Linkages between gender-based violence (GBV) and climate change are identified in some of the chapters.

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