Do Malawian mining law and policies support women’s participation in the industry?
Adam Smith International (ASI) and International Women in Mining (IWiM) will begin a joint research project to review the impact of Malawi’s mining law and policies on the participation of women in the mining industry, with the goal of supporting women’s entry into the sector and their economic empowerment.
ASI has delivered extractive industries governance programs across Africa and Asia that support the inclusive, sustainable development of local mining industries. IWiM is a civil society organisation that works to increase the participation and visibility of women in the mining industry and to facilitate stronger connections between 45+ WiM associations, worldwide.
During the first stage of the project, ASI and IWiM will reach out to women and men working in the Malawian mining industry to understand the constraints women face and the benefits their participation brings.
If you would like to share your experiences or would like more information on the project, please contact the project’s lead researchers:
Sophie Rickard, Adam Smith International, sophie.rickard (at) adamsmithinternational (dot) com
Wendy Treasure, International Women in Mining, wendytreasure (at) yahoo (dot) com