Women rights in small mining sector in Kahama Shinyanga Tanzania meet with teddy and chausiku work in small mining sector in Mwakitolyo Kahama, women’s involvement in small scale and mining activities contributes to the family.
Women in small mining not only contribute to the available working force that directly feeds the economy, they also drive changing the culture of mining. In particular, they challenge the gender stereotypes that portray mining as being suitable for men only and, therefore, their presence contributes to the promotion of gender equity in the industry. However, despite the value of women in small mining, they continue to feel marginalized in the small mining activities.
Due to the fact that the involvement of women in small mining is a new phenomenon, these women face a number of challenges. For example challenges facing women in small mining include gender based violence around mining areas. Lack of men support during working activities around mining area.
As paralegals we should work hard to help women who working in small mining to get their rights and to ensure that all women working in small mining should be respected for their work like men.