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Gender Equality

Gender Equality

Corruption affects women and men differently.  

Corruption in the decisions and consultations about mining projects also affects women and men differently. 

The impacts of corruption can be different for women and men, and gender inequality affects women’s participation in community consultation. 

Meanwhile, women have an important role to play in preventing and addressing corruption. Women’s organisations and women leaders play an active role in helping their communities. 

Understanding the gendered dynamics of corruption in the mining awards process, and supporting the role women play in stopping corruption, is essential to ensuring a better, fairer and cleaner process – for all women and men – across their communities.


Gender and mining

Briefing paper – mining, corruption and gender

Our briefing paper explores the link between gender and corruption in mining sector licensing. 

Looking at community consultation processes, the experience of female artisanal miners, whistleblowers, and community members, it discusses the gendered impacts of corruption and highlights the need to tackle gender inequality and support women’s voice and participation. 

The paper provides recommendations for governments, mining companies and civil society to support them to design and implement measures to reduce gender inequality and corruption within the mining sector and minimise the gendered impacts of corruption. 

Gender in the MACRA Tool

Transparency International’s Accountable Mining programme developed the Mining Awards Corruption Risk Assessment Tool (MACRA Tool) to identify and assess the underlying causes of corruption in the process of awarding mining rights. 

The latest edition mainstreams gender throughout, helping users of the tool analyse the corruption risks from a gendered perspective. 

The tool guides users to collect information that will help identify, understand and address the barriers to women’s participation caused by gender inequality, and identify and mitigate the specific gendered impacts of corruption on women. 

gender, mining

key publications

gender mining corruption


This briefing paper explores the link between gender and corruption in licensing and highlights the need to address gender inequality in the fight to curb corruption in the mining sector.

mining awards CORRUPTION risk assessment (MACRA) tool 

The MACRA Tool fills helps users to identify and assess the underlying causes of corruption in mining sector awards.


Breaking the silence around sextortion: the links between power, sex and corruption

This report assesses the state of knowledge about the links between corruption and sextortion. It presents evidence on the prevalence of sextortion and the existing legal frameworks to address it, and it proposes recommendations for how to tackle it. The findings paint a disturbing picture.