The price women pay: mineral extraction sites and women's safety
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Carroll College, United States
Publication date: 2023-04-27
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1054
Mining areas brim with jobs and prosperity for many rural areas around the world, but they also bring a litany of crime and violence, especially violence against women. To complicate matters, the data is slim. Crisis centers and law enforcement report increased numbers of crimes, but few are tracking the impact the energy extraction industry has on women’s safety and even fewer are tracking solutions to the problem. In this session we will review the academic literature on violence against women in energy extraction areas. We will address information about human trafficking, and we will include a discussion of women’s safety particularly in rural areas where mineral extraction often takes place. Presenters will also share some strategies that communities have used to measure and limit the violence. In addition, presenters share policies and laws that some communities near mining sites have implemented to limit violence against women.
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