IWiM Research

IWiM conducts research on women and women’s contribution to the mining sector via our network of volunteer coordinators and researchers.

Here, we are developing a portal for governments, industry, academia and the wider community to access the latest information on Women in Mining research.

IWiM research publications

  • ASI / IWiM Report: Can a mining law unlock the potential of women?

In April 2017 Adam Smith International (ASI) and International Women in Mining (IWiM) spoke with over 40 people working in the mining sector to understand whether introducing a specific gender focused law could increase the participation and empowerment of women.

This in-depth research focused specifically on Malawi and Sierra Leone while also drawing out 15 key recommendations that have relevance for policymakers, development partners and industry players seeking to unlock the potential of women in the wider mining sector.

Click here to download the report

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We are actively working to develop our research capacity and to promote new collaboration opportunities with industry, academia, governments and civil society.

Researchers whose current or future projects are relevant to and align with IWiM’s mission are invited to apply to collaborate with IWiM. Possible avenues for collaboration with IWiM include:

  • Co-authored industry reports
  • IWiM providing in-kind support for academic research
  • IWiM partnering with NGOs to study topics of mutual interest

Benefits of research collaboration with IWiM include:

  • Access to IWiM social media and web promotion of research
  • Ability to advertise for recruitment of research participants from among the membership base (subject to research ethics approval)
  • Opportunity to work with IWiM researchers to connect, collaborate and identify gaps for further work

Research collaboration with IWiM provides researchers with international exposure in a growing field, while contributing to a business and gender cause. To apply or to receive more information, please contact: