Integrating Gender Equality and Mine Closure: Actions for governments
1 November 2023
Report on how mine closure and gender equality intersect and how governments can ensure closure practices and policies integrate gender considerations.Mine closure is an essential component of developing, operating, and closing a mining operation. Proper mine closure planning ensures that the mine site is safe, stable, and environmentally sound, and mining communities are economically and socially sustainable in the post-mining transition. Gender equality is also an essential element of mining across the entire life cycle, including mine closure. Women in mining communities often experience unequal and negative impacts from mining and, at the same time, do not benefit equally from opportunities, such as employment and community support. As such, their experience with mine closure can be expected to be different than men’s.