The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
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World Health Organization: Health Impacts of Mercury
World Health Organization English
This site contains multiple information documents on the dangerous effects of mercury such as: health impacts, tools for actions, guidance documents, fact sheet and other educational materials.
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.
Collection of reports as published by Balifokus covering a number of topics.
Precious Metal, Cheap Labor: Child Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Ghana's Artisanal Gold Mine
Human Rights Watch English
This report documents the use of child labor in artisanal and small-scale mines in Ghana’s Western, Central, and
Ashanti Regions, focusing on unlicensed sites, which constitute the vast majority of mines. It also analyzes the measures that some gold traders and refiners take to avoid supporting child labor by buying gold mined with child labor.
Reporte de caso desde un enfoque de género
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
Case report from a gender perspective
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.
Gender, Mining and Water Resources: Interconnections, Challenges and Future Outlook
CIRDI & The School of Government and Public Policy /Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) English
This video was created during the conference held in February 2017 in Lima. The conference sought to provide an opportunity for dialogue and reflection on the issue of gender in the context of the extractive industries in order to foster debate on public policies that incorporate a gender perspective in the mining sector.
Handbook: Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans
UNEP, UNITAR English
This document aims to assist countries to develop artisanal and small-scale gold mining formalization strategies as part of their National Action Plans under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Working Together: How large-scale mining can engage with artisanal and small-scale miners
International Finance Corporation English
The interaction between large-scale mining companies and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) operations has not always been positive, and encounters between the two sectors are increasing. There are a number of ASM sustainable development challenges – including security, human rights and relocation programs – that can require specific ASM consideration.
Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Challenges and opportunities for greater participation
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.