This report, by Oxfam, aims to put pressure on mining companies to work towards gender equality and the realisation of women’s rights. If they don’t, they may fail to meet their human rights obligations, face possible legal action or conflict with local communities, and could be wasting their investments on community development projects that do not deliver the best results.
Bear in mind that the report is an advocacy piece aimed at the extractives sector. In it, it is argued that companies face various risks if they fail to listen to and respond to the concerns and interests of the women in the communities in which they operate. Companies will also risk losing valuable information and perspectives.