Canada is a leading player in mining exploration and development both domestically, in communities across Canada, and internationally, with mining operations around the world. The Canadian Government has expressed a commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable development in international extractive operations.
This Workshop aimed to begin a conversation between academics and civil society working on the rights of women and girls and the extractive sector. The objective was to build an enriched understanding amongst attendees and bridge gaps between the work of organizations interacting directly with affected women and communities and the work of academics who research international national standards governing states and corporations in these contexts.
Introductions and Welcome
11:15-12:30 Women and Mining in Peacetime
1:30-2:45 Women and Mining in Conflict-Affected Areas
2:45-3:30 Wrap-up & Moving Forward