Women’s Empowerment, Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in “Conflict Commodities” 

Gorette Arinaitwe poses for a portrait at the open cast gold mine where she works, at a site in central Uganda.


International Development Research Centre and GrOW

This work was carried out with financial support under the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) initiative. GrOW is a multi-funder partnership with the UK Government’s Department for International Development, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the International Development Research Centre, Canada.

GrOW Working Paper series (GWP-2017-02)
GrOW Policy Brief (2017)

Methodological reports

Country Specific Reports



Together with Canada’s Carleton University and Uganda’s Development Research and Social Policy Analysis Centre, IMPACT is exploring women’s livelihoods in the artisanal mining of 3Ts (tin, tantalum, tungsten) and gold within the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Our collective goal is to improve opportunities for women in the mining sector

Reflections on “Uncovering women’s experiences in artisanal and small-scale mining in Central and East Africa” project: Researchers and a Gender Focal Point (Kampala, July, 2015) / Réflexion sur le projet “Les femmes et l’exploitation minière artisanale et à petite échelle en Afrique centrale et en Afrique de l’Est ” : des chercheurs et un point focal genre  (Kampala, juillet 2015)


Blog Posts

Posts by Sarah Katz-Lavigne (PhD candidate, NPSIA, Carleton)**.

**Thanks to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Insight grant for supporting the research of Sarah Katz-Lavigne as part of the Statebuilding and Women’s livelihoods in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining research project