For women and girls, who already suffer discrimination at work and in their communities, the effects of mining can be influenced by intersecting factors, including sociocultural background, age, economic class, sexuality, education, and disability. Understanding these impacts before operations start—and planning accordingly—is essential for both the well-being of local communities as well as the mining companies that need the social licence to operate. Using specific examples, this blog post explores how governments and societies can implement and improve gender analysis in mining.