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"Choosing to Challenge" Gender Inequity in ASGM

Members of the planetGOLD global team raise their hands to share why they choose to challenge gender inequalities in ASGM

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The theme of this year's International Women's Day is #ChooseToChallenge — a call to recognize and call out gender bias and inequality wherever it exists. 

Despite making up 30% of the global artisanal & small-scale gold mining (ASGM) workforce, women's work is often undervalued and impeded. Women in the sector generally face discrimination at all stages of the ASGM value chain.

In solidarity with people all over the world taking up the call to challenge inequalities women face, project staff, miners, and partner government officials from many of our planetGOLD country projects raised their hands to share why they choose to call out gender inequalities and work toward equal opportunity for all, as part of their efforts to achieve more responsible artisanal and small-scale gold mining around the globe.

Click below to view the pledges from Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, Mongolia, and the Philippines.

 

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