Australian mining companies must uphold women’s rights

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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.

Australian mining companies must uphold the rights of women

Australian mining companies are threatening the rights of women around the world. Sign the petition calling on our government to introduce the policies needed to hold them accountable, no matter where they operate: http://act.ai/ClimatePetition

Posted by ActionAid Australia on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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.

Sign our petition to call on the Australian Government to take action!