Evidence and reflections from a sexual and gender-based violence study in the African mining sector

Montrose and independent consultant Sophie Rickard have conducted a study on sexual and gender based-violence in the mining sector in Africa.

The study, entitled “Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in the Mining Sector in Africa: Evidence and Reflections from the DRC, South Africa, Tanzania & Uganda” offers a thorough review of the evidence around SGBV in the mining sector in four sub-Saharan African countries.

The study’s objectives are to explore the intersection between SGBV and the mining sector in sub-Saharan Africa; present current evidence on forms, drivers and prevalence of SGBV related to the mining sector; analyse current law, policy and practice relating to SGBV and mining; and offer recommendations aimed at addressing SGBV in the mining sector, through a thorough desk review, augmented by a series of key informant interviews.

While SGBV can be experienced by anyone, this study predominantly explores the experiences of women. Notably, it adopts an analytical framework examining manifestations of SGBV in women’s different roles or domains concerning the mining sector: as large-scale mining (LSM) employees, as artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) workers, as community members, and as advocates and activists.

The study was commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH / Programme Extractives and Development on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Multi-Stakeholder-Initiative Women’s Rights & Mining.

Download the full report here.

For more information please contact the Montrose Africa Office: kampala@montroseint.com