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
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.