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Much research on gender and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has tended to focus on describing the different roles women undertake in mining, while there has been less attention to how gender relations are constructed, reinforced and challenged in and through ASM.
Gender Dimensions of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: A Rapid Assessment Toolkit v Preface A rtisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a global reality. It represents a long-standing and important livelihood for more than 100 million men and women around the wold. In
Women and Artisanal Mining: Gender Roles and the Road Ahead2.37 . This chapter intends to explore existing and evolving gender3 roles of women in artisanal mining communities, and provides a rationale and strategy forHentschel, T., Hrushka, F., and Priester, M., 2002, Global Report on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining, Summary Report commissioned by MMSD...
Although women have access to work in the Talensi small-scale gold-mining industry in Ghana, gender inequities persist. This study analyzed these persistent gender differences, taking into consideration implications for social welfare policies. Based on 12 months of ethnographic eldwork, the study examined how work organization in Talensi mining activities affects the values and meanings that
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has grown significantly with approximately 40.5 million people directly involved, and an additional 150 million dependent on the sector for their livelihood. Though not often acknowledged, the role of women in ASM is significant, as they make up around 30
Little information exists about women in the small-scale mining sector of South Africa, with the exception of the kaolin miners of Kwa Zulu Natal, where women and children are predominantly responsible for digging a nd selling clay bricks. Women in Zambia act as mine owners and workers.
The existence of genderspecific jobs, the alleged perception of women as making marginal contributions to the industry, and the lack of support for women's activities in the smallscale mining industry limits women's ability to realize the full benefits of employment in the mining industry. Smallscale mining industries encourage genderspecific activities, a process that in the Talensi mine means
Globally, women are thought to represent about 30 per cent of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) workforce.1However, in certain regions this can go much higher in Guinea for instance women make up roughly 75 per cent of artisanal miners.2Despite this relatively high representation, women face many risks and challenges in the sector due to their gender.
Global Gender Roles In Small Scale Mining. Works on gender roles in small scale mining smoothfabcoza a description of the smallscale mining zon 12 31 study zone profil 12 311 ghana 12 new evidence presented in this paper challenges the general understanding of gender roles in smallscale mining women and artisanal mining gender roles and the road ahead
Introduction and background: The objective of this consultancy is to conduct an assessment on the gender dimensions of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in Mongolia and develop a gender mainstreaming strategy for the ESEC II project, which is co-financed by TAF and SDC.
Nov 01, 2019· Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research results from six artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sites, two in each of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda, the paper traces how the gendered organization of mining roles, when viewed in relation to womens disproportionate household and care work, and the gendered norms
Gender inequality, health and safety of women in small-scale mining 18 Feb, 2020 - 00:02 2020-02-17T21:04:44+00:00 2020-02-18T00:01:25+00:00 0 Views 0 Comments
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a global reality. It represents a longstanding and important livelihood for more than 100 million men and women around the world. In some places, communities have practiced it for generations; in other places, the prospect of new mineral finds draws large numbers of people suddenly to mining areas.
Dec 06, 2017· Many women work in artisanal and small-scale mining, but with little support. for women to participate effectively and consistently in the artisanal mining sector is often limited by traditional gender roles and a lack of available technical training. Providing such training in conjunction with legal mining knowledge and the skills to
A hot, dry wind envelopes a statuesque woman as she kneels over wind-sifted trays of tinbearing pulverized ore in Uis, Namibia. In Bolivia, a nine-year old girl scrambles down a steep pit wall yet again to refill her bucket of metal-rich sand. And yet another woman stokes the fire in her wood burning stove in the Philippines, releasing the mercury from dore in a poorly ventilated kitchen; the
The critique rests on illuminating the naturalization of men through masculinized representations of mining as work, the masculinity of the miner, re-interpretations of gender-selective impacts of
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a complex and diversified sector, ranging from informal individual miners seeking a subsistence livelihood to small-scale commercial mining entities. Global estimates suggest about 100 million individuals , including people who work in the sector and their families, depend on ASM in approximately 80
Gender and Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Central and East Africa: Barriers and Benefits July 2017 A working paper produced on key findings of research into women and artisanal mining in the Great Lakes region, by Partnership Africa Canada, Carleton University, and Development Research and Policy Analysis Center for the Growth and Economic
The involvement of women in Ghanaian small-scale mining has been well documented by Hilson (2001, 2002). Acting as licensed buyers (6%), concession holders (10%), and work group sponsors or participants (15-20%), women comprise approximately 15% of the legal small-scale metal mining labour force in Ghana. Hilson
Mining work is also labor-intensive and hazardous. Women work longer hours and have no social safety net. Gender sensitive strategies on occupational health and safety of women in small scale mining should be implemented. Consequently, the roles of women in small scale-mining have been largely overlooked by policy makers (Yakovleva
CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): The global trend of informalisation of womens work is also evident in what is commonly known as artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) practices. Women constitute a large segment of workers in the informal mines and quarries all over the world, working as cutters, diggers, sievers, panners, crushers, processors and
Jan 01, 2003· The purpose of this book is to examine both the positive and negative socioeconomic impacts of artisanal and small-scale mining in developing countries. In recent years, a number of governments have attempted to formalize this rudimentary sector of industry, recognizing its socioeconomic importance. However, the industry continues to be plagued by
Oct 11, 2020· Levin Sources is celebrating the International Day of the Girl 2020 by presenting our Gender Commitment, which lays out the ways in which we are working towards the achievement of gender equality in the mining and minerals sector.As well as the launch of our Gender Commitment page, we present below our thoughts on gender inclusion and equality drawn from our experience
upscale the integration of women into mining at all levels; Small-scale mining represents a window of opportunity for women to enter the industry, but there is a need for a great deal more support and capacity to make SSM a sustainable and viable sector for women. The issue of gender and mining in all its facets is under-researched.
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