Women in mining
The International Women’s Day, celebrated the 8th of March, was established to commemorate the social, economic, and political achievements of women, but also the discrimination they have been and still are subject to in the world.
In our sector, the concept of "Women in Mining" has been explained.
"Women in Mining" refers to women who work in the mining industry.
This sector has traditionally been dominated by men, but in recent decades, more and more women have started working in this field.
Women can work in various areas of the mining industry, including extraction, processing, management, and research. However, women working in mining can still face gender-based discrimination and challenges, such as lack of equal opportunities and career barriers.
To promote gender diversity and inclusion in the mining industry, several initiatives and programs have been developed, such as creating networks of women in mining, implementing equal opportunity policies, and promoting inclusive leadership models.
Moreover, it is important to raise public awareness and institutions about the challenges that women face in the mining sector and promote cultural and structural change to ensure greater inclusion and representation of women.
"La Donna in Miniera" is also an Italian song written by Ivano Fossati and performed by him in 1981. The song tells the story of a woman who works in a mine, facing the dangers and difficulties of such a job. The lyrics are filled with powerful imagery and metaphors that describe the woman's strength and resilience in the face of adversity.
The song was inspired by the real-life experiences of women who worked in the mines of northern Italy and a tribute to the courage and determination of working women, and a powerful reminder of the challenges they face in male-dominated industries.