As the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) board met in Bogota on International Women's Day this week, it is a perfect moment to reflect on how mechanisms like the initiative can be better harnessed to empower women's voices in resource governance. Research has shown women are more likely to be negatively impacted at the local and national levels by natural resource extraction. At NRGI, we believe that the natural resource governance field has only begun to factor in the involvement of women and consider how issues important to them can influence governance decisions in the sector.
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Categories: Women in Mining