Women and Artistinal Mining: Gender Roles and the Road Ahead

Abstract:

In a recently implemented project in Mindanao, Philippines, UNIDO made special efforts to ensure that women equally participated in mining, and benefited from the introduction of new equipment and processing techniques ( UNIDO , 1998). The Federation of Small - scale Miners in Mindanao played a critical role in encouraging and monitoring the incorporation of women into project educational and training programmes. A similar UNIDO project in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Tanzania, Lao PDR, Indonesia , and Brazil , entitled “Removal of Barriers to the Introduction of Cleaner Artisanal Gold Mining and Extraction Technologies” , will implement specific measures to support the direct entry of women into artisanal mining , and will conduct special training and awareness program s for women that address health issues specific to them ( UNIDO , 2002).

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Source InstitutionWorld Bank
Source URLhttp://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTOGMC/Resources/336099-1163605893612/hintonrolereview.pdf
Page Count52
Place of PublicationPasig City
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