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Programa Nacional para la Gestión de Sustancias Químicas Peligrosas Spanish
Parte de "Desarrollo de un producto financiero para ser utilizado en el sector de la Mineria Artesanal y de Pequena Escala de oro" del Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Racional y la Gestión del Ciclo de Vida de las Sustancias Químicas – proyecto
Doris Buss et al. English
This paper explores the gendered contexts of artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa, and traces how women are likely to be excluded from current policy pushes to formally regulate the sector. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research results from six artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sites, two in each of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda, the paper traces how the gendered organization of mining roles, when viewed in relation to women’s disproportionate household and care work, and the gendered norms around what women should do, devalues and delimits women’s mining work. The result, we argue, is that most women will be unlikely to access mining licenses or join and effectively participate in decision-making in miners’ associations/cooperatives. Seemingly neutral interventions like licenses or grouping miners into cooperatives may thus incorporate while normalizing existing gendered exclusions. The paper argues for a recalibration of ASM formalization to ensure that gender is placed at the centre of design and implementation.
National Program for the Management of Hazardous Chemical Substances English
Part of "Development of a financial product to be used in the Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Sector" developed by Ecuador's National Program for Environmentally Sound Management and Life-cycle Management of Chemicals.
With proper education and investment, artisanal and small-scale gold mining presents a tremendous opportunity to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn how 12 of the 17 SDGs overlap with the development of a more responsible and sustainable ASGM sector, demonstrating the real—and often unrecognized—prospect for the deployment of socially responsible investing and impact investment.