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.
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
Access to land and land based resources among women in pastoralist and forest-dependent communities in East Africa : exploring multiple exclusions and their impacts on women’s citizenship; final technical report
The security of women’s entitlement to land and land-based resources in the East Africa region has been compromised by a combination of unfavourable laws and government policies, socio-economic change toward greater commoditization of and competitPublished dateSunday, December 2, 2012 - 05:00
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.
Social protection mechanisms can reduce poverty and vulnerability, increase work and educational achievement, and promote economic growth.