Gender Equality


Mining is a male dominated sector and in the Andean Region this is even more so, with female participation rates below other mining jurisdictions such as Australia or Canada. Providing more and better employment opportunities for women in the sector is key not only to promote gender equality and economic autonomy for women, but also to integrate different viewpoints and improve decision making in the sector. Women are disproportionally impacted by adverse socioenvironmental burdens and human rights violations. A more balanced workforce and sensitising stakeholders on gender-differentiated impacts are crucial to advance gender equality.

MinSus provides technical assistance to break down cultural resistances to women participation in the sector. For example, the programme supports the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy since 2019 in the design and implementation of its gender strategy.






24 MAYO, 2021

UN Women and GIZ co-organize Webinar: “Intersectoral Dialogue "The role of women in the construction of a more sustainable economy: experiences from the mining and energy sectors"

The online event will be open to the public, will be held on May 20th, and will include the participation of regional and international experts in the field.
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24 MAYO, 2021

Seminario ahondó en el rol de las mujeres en la construcción de una economía más sostenible

Programa MinSus de GIZ y Programa Win-Win de ONU Mujeres, la OIT y la Unión Europea organizaron el diálogo intersectoria
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05 JUNIO, 2019

Evento GIZ-Cumbre del Sajama-Women in Mining International en La Paz, Bolivia

Al evento acudieron mujeres vinculadas con la minería desde una multitud de ámbitos. Entre ellos, mujeres ingenieras de minas, geólogas, economistas o abogadas, por mencionar solo algunos ámbitos.
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