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In most countries, women do not enjoy the same opportunities around access to, control over, and benefits from artisanal mining in their communities.
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
Artisanal Gold Communities as Prime COVID-19 Intervention Targets: Supply Chain Reform, Health In Gold Out
Shawn Blore, Marieke Kroll, Kevin Telmer English
In this paper, the AGC announces its three signal interventions for dealing with the crisis in ASGM communities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic: (i) Supply Chain Reform Project – a project to restart and reform artisanal gold supply chains; (ii) Health In Gold Out – a project to deliver health assistance via this gold stakeholder network; and (iii) Artisanal Gold Prices Database – a project to monitor these interventions via a worldwide database of artisanal gold prices.
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.
By the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group of the implemention programme for the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains
Health responses to COVID-19 in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining sector: Mitigating the risk of infiltration, spread and severity
Mareike Kroll and Kevin Telmer English
The looming third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have devastating impacts in many countries in the Global South, with far worse health outcomes and economic implications. While formal and informal income sources in LMICs are collapsing, the ASGM sector offers a rare and desperately needed income opportunity due to the stable or rising international gold price. At the same time, artisanal mining communities can be considered as most-affected and at-risk group according to the UN Global Humanitarian Response Plan COVID-19.
Stakeholder Statement on Implementing Gender-Responsive Due Diligence and ensuring the human rights of women in Mineral Supply Chains
Women’s Rights and Mining together with the OECD Secretariat prepared the statement, taking into account input from members of the OECD Multi-stakeholder Steering Group and comments from participants, including over 50 civil society representatives in attendance from around the world, held during the 13th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, on 25th of April 2019.
Bram Ebus English
Report from the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL) looking into the world of the informal and formal mercury trade. The study was undertaken in three different continents. In the Amazon region, Bolivia, Guyana and Suriname were examined.