PWYP Global Gender Policy


PWYP commits to taking on a feminist perspective in everything we do. We understand this to mean working to uphold the rights and dignity of all people regardless of their sex, gender, race, age, class, ability or other social identifiers. We strive to foster a culture of inclusivity, respect, and equality that embodies our commitment to embracing feminist values and principles in the work we do.

We recognise that there is no just natural resource governance and transparency without gender justice. We challenge gender and identity-based discrimination in all its forms. We also interrogate the drivers of gender inequality particularly power, and patriarchy. We remain committed to a people-centred agenda for the natural resource governance sector, mobilising citizens particularly those facing systemic and institutionalised discrimination and marginalisation to claim their rights.

The objectives of PWYP’s Global Gender Policy are to:

  1. Provide a clear vision, a consistent message, and a coordinated approach to the promotion of gender justice across all governing levels
  2. Promote member and institutional knowledge on gender justice and how this intersects with the extractive sector
  3. Set standards to becoming an organisation that embraces and applies feminist values, principles and practices to which we shall hold ourselves accountable
  4. Redefine and shape a culture that embodies PWYP’s commitment to gender justice
  5. Communicate our position on intersectional feminism and gender justice to our stakeholders within the extractive sector

PWYP will strive to achieve these objectives in four broad priority implementation areas:

  1. People and culture
  2. Structures and policies
  3. Advocacy and campaigns
  4. Communications

This policy was approved by members at the 5th PWYP Global Assembly on 30 June 2022 following a movement-wide consultation.

In March 2023, PWYP published an Action plan setting out indicators by which we can measure our progress in implementing the policy in each priority implementation area, along with proposed activities for PWYP coalitions, the International Secretariat and the global governing bodies.

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