African women in artisanal and small-scale mining
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Many studies into the mining sector have described how masculine the industry is. However, this Special Report highlights the significant, yet chronically underreported major role African women play in the sector, more so in artisanal and small scale mining (ASM). In Africa, the ASM workforce comprises no less than 40-50% women; this report highlights a selection of them in Ghana, Guinea and Tanzania, and reveals the key challenges that women face in the sector and what can be done to make it more gender responsive.