Promoting Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the Oil, Gas and Mining Extractive Industries

At the request of the UN Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane, The Advocates has undertaken research to examine the benefits of female inclusion and ways to support women in traditionally male-dominated industries, specifically the extractive industries of oil, gas, and mining. The report demonstrates the numerous benefits that women and diversity bring to industries, including a larger talent pool for recruitment, greater profitability, improved performance, better safety records, and overall economic empowerment to women and communities. The report discusses government obligations, including laws that prohibit or restrict women from certain employment. The report also makes recommendations to governments and the private sector to support women and gender equality.

New Regulation Undermines Right to Seek Asylum
Friday, July 19, 2019 11:30 AM

A new regulation by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice seeks to bar asylum to people who enter or attempt to enter the United States at the southern border if they do not first apply for asylum in at least one other country through which they traveled.