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 […]

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Role of Women in Artisanal Mining & Peacebuilding

Southern Voices Network Scholar, Maame Esi Eshun says that focusing on the role of women and improving conditions for those involved in artisanal mining in Africa can provide a major boost to regional peacebuilding efforts. Her findings and call to action provide the focus for this edition of  Wilson Center NOW. Guest Maame Esi Eshun […]

Reflections on Gender and Fieldwork in Artisanal Mining in East Africa

Posted by Sarah Katz-Lavigne on Jul 20, 2015 in Africa, International Development. From June 29th to July 3rd I participated in a training workshop in Kampala, Uganda, that was organized by Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies; Partnership Africa Canada, a Canadian NGO; and DRASPAC, a Ugandan research institute. The workshop was a key part […]

First Lady of Zambia calls for more women in mining

Times of Zambia, Published On July 22, 2015 By Hildah Lumba, written by Helen Zulu  FIRST Lady Esther Lungu has called for more women participation in the mining sector in the country. Ms Lungu said there was need for more women participation in the mining sector in an effort to empower them. She said this […]

Gender & Extractives Convention – Uganda (21-22/07/2015)

WOMEN ENGAGEMENT IN EXTRACTIVES BENEFITS FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND THE COUNTRY KAMPALA, 21 JULY, 2015: Global Rights Alert (GRA) will for the next two days; the 21st & 22nd of July 2015 bring together experts and participants in the oil, gas and mining industry to discuss the role of women in sustainable exploitation and development in […]

Gender & Extractives Convention – Uganda (21-22/07/2015)

WOMEN ENGAGEMENT IN EXTRACTIVES BENEFITS FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND THE COUNTRY KAMPALA, 21 JULY, 2015: Global Rights Alert (GRA) will for the next two days; the 21st & 22nd of July 2015 bring together experts and participants in the oil, gas and mining industry to discuss the role of women in sustainable exploitation and development in […]

Difficulties faced by Women miners in Kenya

The post below has been sent to us for publication. We hope Anthony Kitimo will also share with us the positive impact these women’s networks have for the women affected and if some initiatives led by the government and/or NGOs are working and making a difference.   Women miseries in Kasighau Mining Zones In the hot […]

IIED’s work on artisanal and small-scale mining

We are pleased to be able to share the latest work on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), from the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Through a series of multi-stakeholder policy dialogues we are creating a space to share, scope and tackle the complex challenges within the sector – a sector which supports the […]

IIED's work on artisanal and small-scale mining

We are pleased to be able to share the latest work on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), from the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Through a series of multi-stakeholder policy dialogues we are creating a space to share, scope and tackle the complex challenges within the sector – a sector which supports the […]

Large scale mining in Africa is a mixed blessing for women

SUBMITTED BY ANJA TOLONEN ON THU, 06/25/2015. CO-AUTHORS: ANDREAS KOTSADAM The African continent is rich in natural resources, like oil, gas and minerals that contribute to a large share of exports, and are now a major source of foreign direct investment. In our paper African Mining, Gender and Local Employment, we investigate how this recent, […]

Malawi: Madam Chilima Advises Women to Invest Time, Knowledge and Skills to Achieve Entrepreneurship Goals

By Linda Likomwa, 29 April – Malawi News Agency Madam Mary Chilima spouse to Vice President Tuesday said women should invest time, knowledge and skills to achieve entrepreneurship objectives. Chilima said this in Lilongwe, during the official opening of a two day Malawi Women Mining Association (MAWEMA), Annual General Meeting (AGM). “I urge you women […]

Experts to Review Study On Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

Dar es Salaam, 20th of April — Experts will gather in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 5-7 May 2015 to review research undertaken on women in artisanal and small-scale mining in Africa. The study has been undertaken by the Economic Commission for Africa’s African Centre for Gender (ACG) in collaboration with the African Minerals Development […]

Women miners in Zimbabwe: The untold story

The Herald, March 19, 2015 Ruth Butaumocho Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Miriam Mbambo (40) wakes up at 3am daily to prepare food for her three school-going children before she leaves for work at the nearby Pickstone Mine in Chegutu. An hour later, donning a worn-out pair of trousers paired with a black T-shirt, she begins her journey of […]

AAPF Gender and Mining Study Tour to South Africa and Australia – Happening Now

January 30th, 2015 In March 2015, IM4DC will host a forum on Gender and Mining for 30 African participants. The one-day forum forms part of a larger study tour organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Australia-Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF). The forum will explore gender equality and workforce diversity, gender […]

Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractives Industry

Dear Members, UN Women, in partnership with The Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) in Kenya and several other partner agencies are planning for a Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractives Industry. The Sharefair will be held in Nairobi later this year (September has been proposed).  If you may be interested in participating in the […]

Can industrial development empower women in developing countries?

Anja Tolonen is sharing with us her newest research about women in large-scale gold mining communities in Africa. It is about women’s empowerment and infant mortality. The paper can be found here. Anja Tolonen, PhD candidate in Economics University of Gothenburg Phone (US): 510-229 8944 Phone (SE): +46 (0)31 786 1264 www.anjatolonen.com

In-depth Study of the Role of Women in Artisanal & Small-scale Mining (ASM) in 3 Conflict-affected African Countries

Carleton Faculty Receive SSHRC Grants Totalling More than $2.4 Million 5th January 2015 Carleton University will receive more than $2.4 million in grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The funding is divided among 12 researchers covering a diverse range of topics, from medieval texts and domestic violence to linguistics and women in […]

In-depth Study of the Role of Women in Artisanal & Small-scale Mining (ASM) in 3 Conflict-affected African Countries

Carleton Faculty Receive SSHRC Grants Totalling More than $2.4 Million 5th January 2015 Carleton University will receive more than $2.4 million in grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The funding is divided among 12 researchers covering a diverse range of topics, from medieval texts and domestic violence to linguistics and women in […]