Due to the significant role the mineral sector plays in a community in which it operates, understanding the ways that gender inequalities within the community can be reinforced by exploration and mining workplace practices is important. How the industry operates in a given community is a direct reflection of a company’s internal values and practices—whether intended or not. Without considering these realities, there can be business risks for your exploration and mining projects. The impacts, benefits and risks of mineral projects often manifest differently for men and women. Women experience more negative economic, social and environmental impacts Indigenous Communities and than men, and, at the same time, have less access to benefits Industrial Camps and compensation.