Regions: United States of America

The darkest side of fossil-fuel extraction

News article on the impact of fossil-fuel extraction on indigenous peoples in North America in the context of climate change with a focus on gender-based violence, including sexual abuse and exploitation, kidnapping and murder of indigenous women.

Gender and climate change in the United States: Reading of existing research

Report that reviews existing literature on the effects of climate change in the United States with a gender lens, highlighting how gender shapes experiences of climate change. The report explores the gender dimensions of the health impacts of climate change, including increased GBV, the effects of natural disasters, the employment in climate-affected sectors, the perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and behaviours regarding climate change and the environment and the gaps in literature.

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.

Investigative report of misconduct at the Grand Canyon river district

Report investigating complaints from 13 former and current employees of the National Park Service at the Grand Canyon National Park’s River District in the United States over the past 15 years. Complaints included discrimination, retaliation and sexually hostile work environment and many of them were not properly investigated or reported. The investigative report confirmed a long-term pattern of sexual harassment and hostile work environment.

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