Gender issues are of great importance in the ASM sector as large numbers of women tend to form the lowest level in the sector. To investigate the extent, Kuntala undertook a scoping study on the gender and livelihood issues in the small mines and quarries in South Asia. This site contains a number of documents such as conference papers as well as reports from the scoping study that relate to gender issues in the ASM sector.
Digging to Survive’ – Article on gender & ASM in South Asian Survey2009Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndiagender, livelihoods, quarries, South Asia
Digging to Survive: Women’s Livelihoods in South Asia’s Small Mines and Quarries2008Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndia/South Asiajournal articlewomen, gender, informal sector, livelihoods, civil society action
Gender & Livelihoods in ASM in India2009Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndiapdfASM, India, Women, Gender, livelihoods
Gender and Bondage in Mining Small Mines and Quarries2000Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndiapaperbonded labour, child labour
Gender in ASM: An Overview2004Kuntala Lahiri-DuttAsia-Pacificconference presentationworking conditions, gender sensitization, inequalities, community
Girls in Mining – Research Findings from Ghana, Niger, Peru, and Tanzania2007International Labour Organisation (ILO)Ghana, Niger, Peru, Tanzaniaworking papergender, child labour, exploitation
Impacts of Coal Mining on Women in India1999Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndiapdfimpacts, women, gender, mining, India, coal
Livelihood Issues and Concerns of Women and Men in Small Mines and Quarries of South Asia2005Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndiaoriginal report/ ASARC working papergender, informal mining, overview
Social and Gender Issues in the Stone Quarries Around Ranchi city, Jharkhand, India2006Nitish PriyadarshiIndiacase studyJharkhand, hard rock mining
Women in Mining – Voices for Change – A vision for a better future2005John Strongman, Adriana Eftimie, Graeme HancockPNGconference presentationcommunity development, gender, survey, conference, empowerment
Women in mining in India2007Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndiapdfmining & quarrying, India, Census data, women’s status