Commitment to Action

Girls, Women & the Global Goals: Advancing Gender in Mining Communities

Commitment by

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

In 2016, Freeport-McMoRan committed to invest $5 million to promote women’s economic empowerment and address violence against women in four countries by 2021. Starting in 2017, Freeport-McMoRan will scale up its online platform DreamBuilder entrepreneurship training program for women to develop skills to strengthen their businesses. Broadly, Freeport-McMoRan will work to develop programs that will support women through resources, training, consulting services and mentoring. They will also offer at least $1 million in new capital to facilitate the growth of at least 60 women-owned businesses. This commitment is part of the “Girls, Women & the Global Goals” coalition of multi-sectoral partners convened by No Ceilings, Vital Voices, and WEConnect International. The coalition is working collectively to advance gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals agenda, particularly focused on the areas of promoting women’s economic participation; addressing violence against girls and women; and advancing women’s leadership in both private and public sectors.

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Commitment

Girls, Women & the Global Goals: Advancing Gender in Mining Communities

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$5,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Asia, Northern America

Countries

CHILE, INDONESIA, PERU, United States

Commitment by

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Thunderbird School Of Global Management, WEConnect International, Don Bosco Institute