Project: Creative Capacity Building to Address Gender-Based Violence in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector
Period of Performance: February 2020 - January 2022
RISE Competition Round 1: 2019
The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is partnering with MIT D-Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to implement the project in Colombia: Creative Capacity Building to Address Gender-Based Violence in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector.
The project introduces GBV prevention and response into an existing MIT D-Lab project that aims to increase socio-economic opportunities for women miners while reducing environmental impacts in the Antioquia region of Colombia. In 2018, ARM completed a study in Antioquia that found that gender inequality and GBV are widespread in the mining communities. With RISE funding, the project usees a proven and innovative movement-building approach to address GBV in mining. Through this approach, ARM creates safe spaces for women to share their GBV experiences and receive guidance on how to identify specific GBV challenges to collectively build solutions. The project also guides women on best practices in organizing themselves into associations and how to effectively implement a strategy to address GBV in their communities. This project increases awareness and provides women miners with the skills and space to overcome social and economic GBV.
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