Blog on IGF-AGM from Boukje Theeuwes

At the IGF-AGM forum on mineral supply chains in Geneva in October, Women’s Rights and Mining hosted a well-attended side meeting on the need for gender-responsive due diligence in the mining sector. Solidaridad’s senior policy advisor and gold expert Boukje Theeuwes spoke at this meeting and emphasized the urgency of working together with the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector, and the need to do so in a gender-inclusive way. In this blog, she shares some insights about this challenge and what is needed to tackle it.