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Topic : Child Labour

Child labour in ASM mining: enabling a holistic approach through the meaningful wheel of action
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Child labour in ASM mining: enabling a holistic approach through the meaningful wheel of action

June 9, 2021, by Blanca Racionero Gomez

Learn about the three pillars of the wheel of action to address child labour in ASM mining, based on a recent report we authored for the ILO.

Driving impact in mineral supply chains – 10 insights into the state of play
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Driving impact in mineral supply chains – 10 insights into the state of play

February 17, 2021, by Angela Jorns

Read our analysis of what is needed to drive impact in mineral supply chains and support development in producer communities and countries.

7 COVID-19 impacts on artisanal gold mining communities in Zimbabwe
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7 COVID-19 impacts on artisanal gold mining communities in Zimbabwe

October 26, 2020, by Rosanna Tufo, Chloe Jacot and Josephine Singo. Research conducted by Josephine Singo.

Our research shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing challenges associated with a recent period of economic, social and political fragility for ASM communities.

Four COVID-19 impacts in ASM in Uganda and policy recommendations to address them
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Four COVID-19 impacts in ASM in Uganda and policy recommendations to address them

September 15, 2020, by Victoria Gronwald and Josephine Singo

Understand the impact of COVID-19 on ASM miners' livelihoods, mineral trade, health and safety and food insecurity in Uganda as well as our experts' suggestions to address them.

LSM and ASM relationships: from risk management to positive impact
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LSM and ASM relationships: from risk management to positive impact

April 5, 2020, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Dr Fabiana Di Lorenzo

Read sector Insights into how LSM and ASM relationships could move beyond risk management towards positive impact and how donor-funded programmes could provide avenues for reduced-risk engagement with ASM by LSM companies.

Child Labour in Mining: What Have We Learned?
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Child Labour in Mining: What Have We Learned?

June 12, 2019, by Fabiana Di Lorenzo and Blanca Racionero Gómez

This World Day against Child Labour, we look at the difficulties with ending child labour in the often-informal ASM sector and Levin Sources' work in the sector.

Why We Should Foster Economic Independence for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining
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Why We Should Foster Economic Independence for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

March 8, 2018, by Stacy Corneau and Jack Cooper

On International Women's Day, members of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and Levin Sources explore challenges and opportunities for women's economic independence in ASM.

How the Jewellery Industry Can Address the Responsible Sourcing Issues Raised in the Human Rights Watch Report, ‘The Hidden Cost of Jewelry’
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How the Jewellery Industry Can Address the Responsible Sourcing Issues Raised in the Human Rights Watch Report, ‘The Hidden Cost of Jewelry’

February 19, 2018, by Dr. Yolande Kyngdon-McKay

On the 8th of February 2018, Human Rights Watch released a report on how the jewellery industry is managing human rights abuse risks in its gold and diamond supply chains. Over the next six weeks, our due diligience and gems & jewellery team will unpack the issues and give actionable advice.

Saying "I Do" to Fairtrade Gold
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Saying "I Do" to Fairtrade Gold

October 13, 2016, by Theodora Panayides and Kate MacLeod

Researchers Theodora and Kate visit a Fairtrade Gold event.

A Conversation with Harriet Kelsall – Part Two
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A Conversation with Harriet Kelsall – Part Two

May 6, 2016, by Anna Barker

Part two of Anna Barker's conversation with bespoke jewellery Harriet Kelsall

Fairtrade: Worth its Weight in Gold
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Fairtrade: Worth its Weight in Gold

February 29, 2016, by Anna Barker

In celebration of Fairtrade fortnight (Feb 29-March 13), Anna Barker talks to Estelle Levin-Nally about the story behind Fairtrade gold, the challenges it faces, and why it’s so important.

What Does Life Hold for the Orphans of Ebola in Kono
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What Does Life Hold for the Orphans of Ebola in Kono

March 18, 2015, by Babar Turay

Ebola worsened the situation of many Sierra Leone orphans, creating uncertainty regarding their future.

The Effect of Ebola on Education in Kono
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The Effect of Ebola on Education in Kono

November 21, 2014, by Babar Turay

Looking into the consequences of long-term school closures in Sierra Leone for students and schoolchildren during the Ebola epidemic.

Global Trends in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: What do these mean for Mongolia?
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Global Trends in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: What do these mean for Mongolia?

October 23, 2014, by Estelle Levin-Nally

Climate change and the failure of traditional livelihoods, economic transition and collapse, conflict, and high mineral prices have led to a doubling of the ASM population in fifteen years to a total of around 30 million worldwide.

Anti-Conflict Mineral Initiatives and the Green-Washing Phenomenon
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Anti-Conflict Mineral Initiatives and the Green-Washing Phenomenon

January 16, 2014, by Dr. Yolande Kyngdon-McKay

In March 2013, I spent several weeks working at the headquarters of Not For Sale, a California-based NGO that seeks to combat modern slavery around the world.

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