Research from Central and East Africa shows that, despite facing engrained gender barriers, women are important participants in the economic activity surrounding artisanal and small-scale mining, and some are forging new economic pathways.
Young African women who leave school and have children early face fewer livelihood options and diminished horizons. To shed light on factors that deter young women from leaving school, researchers examined evidence on school-to-work transitions.Published date2017
StoryDevelopment NATURAL RESOURCES WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT ARTISINAL AND SMALL SCALE GOLD MINING (ASGM)
Nakacho was one of just a handful of women at this artisanal mining site who had managed to break away from the roles generally ascribed to her gender to become a part-owner of a mine shaft.RegionUgandaSouth of Sahara
This project will provide empirical evidence on the constraints and opportunities for women's economic empowerment in artisanal and small scale mining (ASM), and on the impact of regulatory reforms.
The FairPay Project: Determining the Economic and Social Impacts of Gender Equity in Commercial Agriculture
This project is part of the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) portfolio.