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Improving the potential of women in the mining sector

Can a mining law unlock the potential of women?

In short, yes it can. But it is just one piece of a complex and multi-faceted jigsaw.

This snapshot provides an overview of the research, its context and key recommendations. The aim is to provide a set of clear and actionable recommendations to inform current planning and increase women’s participation in the mining sector.

The target audience are policymakers, development partners – specifically actors with a responsibility for intervention design – and industry players seeking to unlock the potential of women in the sector.

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Research Paper


  • Introduction, purpose and methodology
  • Women, mining and barriers to entry
  • Case studies: Malawi and Sierra Leone
  • Key findings
  • Implications for legal and policy frameworks
  • Key recommendations
  • Conclusion

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