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Women in the coal sector: from barriers to entry to challenges in the aftermath of mine ‎closure ‎

, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
The fulfilment of Sustainable Development Goal 5, "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls," hinges on a gender-sensitive just transition policy. Women and young girls might frequently encounter higher degrees of social or personal safety difficulties, as well as educational and health disadvantages, when organisations don't have the proper plans in place. Planning for mine closure and transitions in a way that empowers and benefits everyone in the community requires the use of innovative thinking to create social value into the future.