The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining (IGF) is featuring a recent study conducted by Montrose and Sophie Rickard (independent consultant) on Sexual and Gender Based-Violence (SGBV) in the mining sector in Africa as a core module in their Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Gender and Mining Governance.
The course which runs from 2-7 November 2020 will teach participants to evaluate the impact of mining projects on women, assess the benefits of women’s participation in mining projects, take measures to eliminate gender-based violence in mining-affected communities, and understand how investment in gender in mining governance can lead to stable and resilient communities.
Based on research findings from the study, the lecture will cover the extent of SGBV, with a focus on how women are affected by SGBV in different domains of the mining sector in Africa. It will also look at how different stakeholders are responding to SGBV and offer recommendations aimed at addressing SGBV in the mining sector.
During the lecture, case studies highlighting evidence and reflections from the DRC, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda will be shared.
The free, four-week course on Gender and Mining Governance is offered by the IGF in partnership with Environmental Governance Programme and UNDP.
Find out more about the course here.
The Sexual and Gender Based-Violence (SGBV) in the mining sector in Africa 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.