In the Ok Tedi Minining Limited mining project in Papua New Guinea, women from 9 communities had a representative in the negotiation for the distribution of benefits, obtaining that at least 10% of the royalties from the project were destined to social programs to support women and kids. In addition to the funds, this process highlighted the importance and value of women in participating in the decision-making processes of the mining industry.
The WB is providing support to women in local communities through:
- Training for a Women in Mining Committee;
- Subsidy programs for women in the communities;
- Literacy, business management and accounting training programs for women in the communities;
- Program to cover sexual harassment and violence in communities. This initiative has the support of companies in the sector, civil society organizations and the government.