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52 items found for skill building for women
IIED & IGF English
Women play a crucial role in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). While their challenges in the sector have been studied extensively, increased effort is needed to create a more widespread understanding of their importance to ASM.
By combining their expertise in the areas of preventing child labor, improving working conditions and providing a clear path to market, Fairphone aims to work with ASM in Uganda to establish a sustainable, traceable gold supply chain that creates a better future for miners and their families.
IIED & IGF English
This case study highlights how to improve women’s participation in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), complementing the IGF’s previous report, Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Challenges and opportunities for greater participation.
Access to Finance for Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners: Downstream Buyer Support For Women Miners in Indonesia
Witni, V., Paul, B., Nijhawan, A. English
This case study covers the application of a downstream buyer support model to support a collective of women panners called “Pamuan Jaya Panners” in the village. Through facilitated partnerships with the local village government and a socially responsible jewelry company based in Bali, Yayasan Tambuhak Sinta has helped develop access to finance model that continues to support 25 women miners in Tewang Pajangan. This case study will provide local context and existing challenges at the village level, in addition to analyzing the development, implementation, and results of the model. The case study concludes with lessons learned and suggestions for scaling this model in other areas of Indonesia.
Unlocking Opportunities for Women and Business: A toolkit of Actions and Strategies for Oil, Gas and Mining Companies
International Finance Corporation English
A growing number of oil, gas, and mining companies have committed to create more diverse, gender-balanced, inclusive industries – recognizing that it is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes business sense. To help oil, gas, and mining companies to meet their gender goals, IFC has developed this toolkit.
Fitsum Weldegiorgis, Lynda Lawson, Hannelore Verbrugge English
The various challenges women face within this sector have been sporadically highlighted in the literature, and a systematic and in-depth approach to understanding those challenges has been inadequate. With some research limitations, this paper takes a focused approach to understanding the key bottlenecks to women’s full participation with the aim of informing highly sought interventions to address those challenges.
This report is part of a series entitled "Access to Finance for Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners: Imagining Alternatives and Creating Opportunities", which investigates how artisanal miners seeking to make the move to cleaner and more efficient production methods can access the capital they need under fair and inclusive terms
Resources and Resourcefulness: Roles, opportunities and Risks for Women Working at Artisanal Mines in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kelly, Jocelyn T.D.; King-Close, Alexandria; Perks, Rachel English
This research shows women actively migrate to mining centers in DRC seeking employment. However, this relocation brings vulnerability to physical, sexual and economic predation. Programs should help promote women's access to safe and equitable employment in these areas.
African Minerals Development Centre English
This Special Report highlights the significant, yet chronically underreported major role African women play in the sector, more so in artisanal and small scale mining (ASM). In Africa, the ASM workforce comprises no less than 40-50% women; this report highlights a selection of them in Ghana, Guinea and Tanzania, and reveals the key challenges that women face in the sector and what can be done to make it more gender-responsive
The Golden Line/Solidaridad English
This video tells the story of Anna, a female mine worker in Tanzania. Tanzania is the fourth-largest producer of gold in Africa. In Tanzania, approximately 25 percent of all people directly involved in artisanal and small-scale gold mines (ASGM), are women.