Women’s Rights and Mining (WRM) works to establish a better understanding of the gender dimensions of mining and to create awareness and secure commitment to take action and uphold women’s rights in mining and mineral supply chains. On their website you can find more information about WRM’s objectives, activities and members.
WRM-OECD Technical Webinar on Implementing Gender-Responsive Due Diligence | 20 April, 15-17h OE
WRM is organizing a pre-Forum discussion together with The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to explore impacts of formalization processes on women’s rights, and dive into commitments to gender responsive due diligence as well as tools available to private sector, civil society and government actors. WRM will present the outcomes of the mini-suvery conducted among adherents to the WRM-OECD Stakeholder Statement. Rachel Perks from the World Bank will guide an interactive discussion with representatives from across the field; from local organizations to industry, governments and international organizations. With this session they aim to do what is fact the core of WRM: create a better understanding of the gender dimensions of mining and to create awareness and secure commitment to take action and uphold women’s rights in mining and mineral supply chains. Register now!
WRM key messages for your use during the OECD Minerals Forum
With the support of ActionAid, Solidaridad and KIT the WRM Core Group has developed key messages and generic questions for your inspiration during the Forum. With these at hand they can really use the virtual format of the OECD Minerals Forum as an advantage and opportunity to build awareness among minerals supply chains stakeholders of women’s rights concerns. Please have a quick look at the document attached and don’t forget to comment, chat, tweet or QA using these messages as you participate in the Forum or any other related event in the future.
Coordinated effort by WRM to do a gender assessment of the OECD Forum sessions – join us!
Apart from dedicated discussions on women’s rights and gender responsiveness, their shared vision is to create understanding and awareness of the need to always consider gender aspects – every step of the way. How aware are the OECD Forum participants? WRM will start answering that question by applying a very basic gender assessment tool to keep track of to what extent gender issues are integrated in the Forum’s discussion. The more data points we have, the better. Feel free to apply the tool attached to any session you are following and share the data with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spread the word!
WRM invites you to join the in the pre-Forum discussion on Implementing Gender-Responsive Due Diligence and hope to see you in the other Forum-sessions. If you’re on Twitter don’t forget to tag @Womensrightsan1.
About the WRM-OECD Stakeholder Statement
The WRM-OECD “Stakeholder Statement on implementing gender-responsive due diligence and ensuring the human rights of women in mineral supply chains” was launched at the OECD’s 2019 Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. It includes 13 commitments on how states, the private sector and civil society can work together to prevent gender inequalities along mineral supply chain. You can read and sign up the Statement via the website.
To access the WRM Key Messages and Questions click here