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The plight of women in Zimbabwe’s gold mining communities

03/03/2021 The precarious and dangerous nature of goldmining no doubt adds to the stress placed on households in communities across northern and eastern Zimbabwe, with tensions often erupting into violence. However, statistics on gender-based violence in these areas are hard to come by, with violence normalised and few women filing reports.

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‘Not For the Faint-Hearted’: Women in Zimbabwe’s Mining

07/07/2019 Women make up 10% of Zimbabwe’s 535,000 artisanal and small-scale miners, according to a report from the Pact Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based development nonprofit. And the obstacles they face in the industry are considerable. So in 2018, Takuva and her peers set up the Zvishavane Women Miners Association to help women take on those

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Promote the participation of women in mining Zimbabwe

Recently the engagement of women in the mining industry mostly as artisanal miners in Zimbabwe is increasing and a few of them are classified as youth i.e. age between 20 -35. The government has made great efforts to engage women in mining by offering them loans through the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and Women Bank. Rumor has it that most beneficiaries of

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Women miners in Zimbabwe: The untold story International

21/03/2015 President of the Zimbabwe Women in Mining Ms Evelyn Musharu said her organisation was trying to demystify the involvement of women in mining by encouraging them to apply for their own gold claims so that they can actively participate in mining. “We do have more than 50 000 female small-scale miners in our database, but the majority of our members are

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Women Empowerment: Mining a fortune UNDP in Zimbabwe

The Women’s Mining Centre—the first that is exclusively women owned in Zimbabwe—has 34 members. “Before they joined us, most of our members were engaged in low-paying jobs such as vegetable vendors, electricians, secretaries and farm labourers but now they are all miners. It’s a major achievement” says Ms Sithembile Ndlovu who is the Chairperson of Mthandazo Women

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women in mining in zimbabwe

Women struggles and large-scale diamond mining in . 2015-12-1 Lessons can be drawn from Zimbabwe’s low-income housing sector where the alliance of Zimbabwe Homeless Peoples Federation, a largely women's social movement founded in 1998 and Dialogue on Shelter, an NGO, have transformed low-income housing delivery (Muchadenyika, 2015). 13 Civil society

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Impact of Mining on Women Research ActionAid Zimbabwe

institutional framework for mining in Zimbabwe. Thereafter, the report presents the how mining activities are impacting on women and concludes by offering recommendations to improve women’s agency in mining communities. 2.0 FRAMING THE STUDY 2.1 WOMEN, MINING AND DEVELOPMENT

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Women Mining Report WITH CHANGES Zimbabwe Gender

experiences of women affected by diamond mining in Marange (Zimbabwe) noted changing community identitiesduetomining-inducedinequalities.Hefurther cited central government limitations in addressing conflicts that arise between communities and mining enterprises around agricultural land, water and other resources.

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Women are Joining Artisanal Mining in Zimbabwe Africa

08/06/2018 Mining in Zimbabwe has been largely a men’s affair, but women are slowly making inroads in the sector. Despite the rudimentary methods still used in artisanal mining, women

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(PDF) Impact of the extractives sector on women in

Women Engaged in Mining Activities Women in Zimbabwe are engaged in mining activities either through ASM or LSM. While accurate and up-to-date statistics are unavailable, it is estimated that in Zimbabwe, women constitute about 50% of mineworkers in ASM (Hilson, 2002). A 2002 estimate suggested that 500,000 people engaged in ASM activities in

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Promote the participation of women in mining Zimbabwe

Recently the engagement of women in the mining industry mostly as artisanal miners in Zimbabwe is increasing and a few of them are classified as youth i.e. age between 20 -35. The government has made great efforts to engage women in mining by offering them loans through the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and Women Bank. Rumor has it that most beneficiaries of

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Gender-based violence and women in artisanal mining in

22/07/2021 The study was conducted in three mining hotspot districts in Zimbabwe namely; Mberengwa, Zvishavane and Shurugwi. Although the study primarily targeted women, it also involved men to examine the gender norms behind high levels of physical violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, sexual violence, economic violence, forced labour and maltreatment

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Women Mining Report WITH CHANGES Zimbabwe Gender

experiences of women affected by diamond mining in Marange (Zimbabwe) noted changing community identitiesduetomining-inducedinequalities.Hefurther cited central government limitations in addressing conflicts that arise between communities and mining enterprises around agricultural land, water and other resources.

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Impact of Mining on Women Research ActionAid Zimbabwe

institutional framework for mining in Zimbabwe. Thereafter, the report presents the how mining activities are impacting on women and concludes by offering recommendations to improve women’s agency in mining communities. 2.0 FRAMING THE STUDY 2.1 WOMEN, MINING AND DEVELOPMENT

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(PDF) Impact of the extractives sector on women in

Women Engaged in Mining Activities Women in Zimbabwe are engaged in mining activities either through ASM or LSM. While accurate and up-to-date statistics are unavailable, it is estimated that in Zimbabwe, women constitute about 50% of mineworkers in ASM (Hilson, 2002). A 2002 estimate suggested that 500,000 people engaged in ASM activities in

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Women miners vulnerable to GBV Mining Index Zimbabwe

16/09/2021 WOMEN in mining are a targets for sexual abuse and there is need for government and other stakeholders to come up with mechanisms to reduce gender-based violence in the sector, Zimbabwe Miners Federation president Henrietta Rushwaya has said. Speaking at a training workshop for women in mining organised by the Women’s International League for

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Amplifying voices of women in artisanal and small-scale mining

The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) organized a workshop with the Women in Mining (WIM), from the 2 nd to the 4 th of October 2018, at Inyathi Vocational Training Center in Bubi. The workshop sought to introduce the project to the women in mining from Bubi, train and capacitate the women in mining on documentation and storytelling through use of social

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(PDF) Challenging masculinities? The experiences of women

Women are, nonetheless, often ignored by development initiatives and programmes directed at improving and transforming artisanal mining; for example, there are very few women who acquired mining claims from the indigenisation programme in Zimbabwe (Moyo, 2012). Regardless of the diverse and important roles undertaken by women in artisanal mining, very

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Women In Mining Communities Fail To Access Contraceptives

05/07/2020 Speaking at the Zimbabwe Environment Law Association (ZELA) gender and extractive symposium, last week, female participants said the other challenges in mining communities was that a high number

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GENDER, WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND

women in Zimbabwe reside. Although loan accounts with MFIs declined from 323,286 at the end of 2017 to 276,660 by June 2018, the share of accounts held by women remained significant, at 115,690 (or 42 percent) in 2018. The value of loans issued by MFIs increased to $297.52 million in June 2018, up from $254.04 million in the same period in 2017. To improve the availability

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Gender-based violence and women in artisanal mining in

22/07/2021 The study was conducted in three mining hotspot districts in Zimbabwe namely; Mberengwa, Zvishavane and Shurugwi. Although the study primarily targeted women, it also involved men to examine the gender norms behind high levels of physical violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, sexual violence, economic violence, forced labour and maltreatment affecting women and girls

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Impact of Mining on Women Research ActionAid Zimbabwe

institutional framework for mining in Zimbabwe. Thereafter, the report presents the how mining activities are impacting on women and concludes by offering recommendations to improve women’s agency in mining communities. 2.0 FRAMING THE STUDY 2.1 WOMEN, MINING

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Women miners vulnerable to GBV Mining Index Zimbabwe

16/09/2021 WOMEN in mining are a targets for sexual abuse and there is need for government and other stakeholders to come up with mechanisms to reduce gender-based violence in the sector, Zimbabwe Miners Federation president Henrietta Rushwaya has said. Speaking at a training workshop for women in mining organised by the Women’s International League for Peace google, pub

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Women miners vulnerable to GBV NewsDay Zimbabwe

15/09/2021 WOMEN in mining are a targets for sexual abuse and there is need for government and other stakeholders to come up with mechanisms to reduce gender-based violence in the sector, Zimbabwe Miners

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Amplifying voices of women in artisanal and small-scale mining

The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) organized a workshop with the Women in Mining (WIM), from the 2 nd to the 4 th of October 2018, at Inyathi Vocational Training Center in Bubi. The workshop sought to introduce the project to the women in mining from Bubi, train and capacitate the women in mining on documentation and storytelling through use of social media platforms e.g

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Women in mining’s land rights at stake Zimbabwe Situation

25/10/2020 However, despite these pieces of legislation and policies, women in Zimbabwe have been pushed out of mining due to a plethora of challenges, chief being gender imbalances with regard to customary land rights. Ratidzo Kusiyauripo said she was forced out of her mine claim after failing to meet the exorbitantly high costs associated with formalisation of the chrome mining claim in

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Govt urged to protect women in mining NewsDay Zimbabwe

19/07/2021 The women’s groups — Women and Law in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank, Zimbabwe Women Resource Centre Network and the Zimbabwe Women in Mining Association — called for

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Gender inequality, health and safety of women in small

18/02/2020 For example, the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Women in Mining Trust which was established in 1996 with the aim of considering the needs, problems and constraints faced by women in

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GENDER, WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND

women in Zimbabwe reside. Although loan accounts with MFIs declined from 323,286 at the end of 2017 to 276,660 by June 2018, the share of accounts held by women remained significant, at 115,690 (or 42 percent) in 2018. The value of loans issued by MFIs increased to $297.52 million in June 2018, up from $254.04 million in the same period in 2017. To improve the availability of credit

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Home Page International Women in Mining (IWiM)

International Women in Mining (IWiM) is a leading not-for-profit global organisation pursuing gender equality and promoting women’s voices, access to opportunities and leadership in mining. About Us. Elsa Nielsen, Jackleg Miner, Goldcorp Hoyle Pond Mine, Canada. IWiM aims to lead global change towards gender equality in mining by acting as Industry Change Agent, WIM Champion and Diversity

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