Extractive Industries and Women in Southern Africa


Moyo, Theresa. 2011. “Extractive Industries and Women in Southern Africa.” BUWA! A Journal on African Women's Experiences. Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa. Accessed July 29, 2015. http://www.osisa.org/buwa/regional/women-and-extractive-industries-southern-africa.

Author: Theresa Moyo


“The main objectives of this article are to assess the participation of women in mining in southern Africa and to assess the underlying factors which limit participation. It also examines the impact of mining activities on women. Finally, the paper explores strategies to improve women’s participation in ability and to benefit from, the sector, and to reduce the negative impact on their lives.

The paper raises a number of questions. What role are women playing in the sector? What factors have determined their participation or non-participation? What is the impact of mining activities on the lives of women? What policies and strategies are required in order to promote greater and more meaningful participation of women?” (Moyo, 2015, p. 61)

Topics: Development, Economies, Economic Inequality, Extractive Industries, Gender, Women, Gender Roles, Gendered Power Relations, Patriarchy, Gender Equality/Inequality, Gender Equity, Health, Livelihoods Regions: Africa, Southern Africa

Year: 2011

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