Stories of Women in DRC’s Mining Sector Spark National Action Plan

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Accidents and abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector are common. Women in various mining areas of the country are transforming lives by advocating for their rights. The World Bank and the Government of the DRC are supporting various efforts to close the gender gap in […]

Marta Tshilumba

Women in Safety

Originally published in Safety + Health Magazine – September 2016. A woman can be a rare face in safety, particularly in leadership roles. When Safety+Health conducts its annual surveys of safety professionals, women consistently make up less than 30 percent of respondents. S+H spoke with five female safety pros about challenges they’ve faced, obstacles they’ve […]

Trailblazer has worker safety on her mind

Joanne Farrell has been promoted to Rio Tinto’s group management executive committee. Joanne Farrell is no stranger to being a trailblazer in a world still dominated by men but even she admits to excitement at her promotion this week to the executive committee of Rio Tinto, the highest management level at the world’s second biggest […]