< See all resources

Extracting Equality – A Guide

Publish What You Pay and UN Women are working together to integrate gender perspectives into natural resource governance, so that when we say we want all citizens to benefit from their resources, we really mean all citizens. To this end, we created a value chain that shows how you can approach gender at every step in the extractive process.

In parallel with globally recognised human right frameworks, we believe that women’s participation should be increased at every level and in every activity along the extractive value chain, in government, civil society and the private sector.

Women’s leadership and participation should be promoted in all discussions within the extractive industries sector. Women are actors, not victims, and it is time they had a better way to engage with natural resources.

Share this content:

Related Resources

RESOURCE |

Increasing women's voice and participation in extractive governance

With support from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) national coalitions in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda undertook research to unearth what data/information and reforms are needed to improve women’s participation and power in decision-making around the allocation and use of extractive revenues, for the benefit of women, men and…

Read Download
RESOURCE |

“What’s in It for Us?” An action-research case study of Nigeria’s extractive industries

AN ACTION-RESEARCH CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA’S EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES Nigeria’s 65 years of oil and gas production have made it Africa’s largest producer. With almost 40 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, its economy is heavily dependent on hydrocarbon exports. Operating extractive companies including subsidiaries of Chevron, CNOOC (China), Eni, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell Plc…

Read Download
RESOURCE |

Feminist Natural Resource Governance Agenda

Advancing women’s rights vis-à-vis extractive industries requires an intersectional and transformative feminist natural resource governance agenda that centers the leadership and lived realities of women and frontline communities. This agenda, developed by the Working Group on Gender Justice and Extractive Industries (Development Gateway, FEMNET, Natural Resource Governance Institute, Oxfam, Publish What You Pay, World Resources…

Read Download