The Fundamentals of Gender Equality and Mining Governance

In this express course, you will learn the basics of assessing and managing the gendered risks of mining operations, fostering women’s equal engagement in the large-scale mining workforce and taking action to eliminate gender-based violence in affected communities and workplace.


Duration: 3 modules
Estimated effort: 2-3 hours
Course Type: Micro-course
Languages: English


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This express course offers a condensed overview of the material covered in the self-paced course on Gender Equality and Mining Governance. It presents a snapshot of the issues related to structural gender inequality in the mining workforce and mining communities. It highlights the unequal burdens women in mining communities bear, often receiving minimal benefits from the sector, including employment prospects. Unlike the self-paced course, the express version does not delve into context-specific nuances of gender equality and mining governance and is not customized based on the audience profile. 

Throughout this course, you will learn about the basic aspects of gender equality and mining governance and receive specific recommendations on actions targeted for governments, industry and civil society to fight systemic exclusion of women from mining operations, facilitate women’s meaningful engagement in mining projects, and help eliminate gender-based violence in communities affected by resource extraction.

Course highlights and outcomes

  • Gain the skills to build a strong case for strengthening women’s engagement in mining workforce 
  • Learn about ways to eliminate negative impacts of mining operations on women and other historically underrepresented groups
  • Join the community-of-practice committed to increasing women’s meaningful engagement in mining projects
  • Take a deep dive into rich learning materials
  • Receive a certificate of completion from the course partners

Learning objectives

By the time the course is completed, you will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of mining projects on communities, with a particular emphasis on projects’ impact on women and have insights on how to evaluate and manage these impacts
  • Assess the importance and benefits of women’s participation and engagement in the large-scale mining workforce
  • Outline the measures you can take to effectively eliminate gender-based violence in mining operations and mining-affected communities

Course topics

The course will cover the following topics: 

  • Module 1: Introduction to Gender and Mining Governance
  • Module 2: Women's Participation in the Large-scale Mining Workforce
  • Module 3: Gender-Based Violence in the Mining Sector

Course completion requirements

To receive the certificate of course completion, participants must:

  • Complete three online modules
  • Pass three quizzes 
  • Complete the course survey

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Course Includes

  • 5 Modules
  • 10 Activities
  • 3 quizzes
  • Course Certificate

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Module 1Module 2Module 3

Module 1: Introduction to the Gendered Impacts of the Mining Industry

Module 1 provides an overview of a wide range of gendered impacts of the mining sector on communities and different frameworks for evaluating impact on women and children.

REQUIRED: Lesson and Quiz

Objectives:

  • Discuss the reasons behind a systematic exclusion of women’s participation in mining operations
  • Describe the key gendered impacts of mining on affected communities
  • Outline the framework for evaluating the impact of mining on affected communities, with a particular emphasis on women

Quiz 1

Quiz 1 checks your comprehension of the material covered in Lesson 1.

Module 2: Women’s Participation in the Mining Workforce

Module 2 explains the importance of women’s equal and meaningful representation in resource extraction projects. It offers an overview of the current state of women’s participation in large-scale mining and provides recommendations for various stakeholders to facilitate women’s participation in the mining workforce.

REQUIRED: Lesson and Quiz

Lesson 2

Objectives:

  • Discuss the reasons behind a systematic exclusion of women’s participation in mining operations.
  • Learn about the current baseline of women’s participation in the large-scale mining sector.
  • Outline the benefits of women’s participation in the mining workforce and their engagement in community decision-making in resource extraction projects 
  • Provide recommendations for governments, companies and civil society organizations to improve women’s employment in the mining sector

Quiz 2

Quiz 2 checks your comprehension of the material covered in Lesson 2.

Module 3: Gender-Based Violence in the Mining Sector

Module 3 focuses on gender-based violence in communities affected by mining operations and provides recommendations and tools to effectively mitigate the risks of gender-based violence in affected populations.

REQUIRED: Lesson and Quiz

Lesson 3:

Objectives:

  • Outline the reasons for an increase in gender-based violence in mining-affected communities and the mining workforce
  • Learn about the different types of gender-based violence prevalent in mining communities and in the large-scale mining sector, and understand their impacts on women, and communities.
  • Provide recommendations for stakeholders for the elimination of gender-based violence in mining-affected communities and in the large-scale mining sector.

Quiz 3

Quiz 3 checks your comprehension of the material covered in Lesson 3.