Women are disproportionately impacted by mining. Mining can deepen poverty and increase gender-based violence, loss of livelihoods, health problems, and unpaid work. Fossil fuel mining is accelerating dangerous climate change, which affects women the most.
Australia now has more mining companies operating in Africa than any other country including many coal, oil and gas projects. Australia also has one of the largest mining footprints in the world.
Without stronger regulation, women’s rights are at risk.