How can a fairer mineral system empower women and create more opportunities for us all?
In March 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution seeking alignment between the work of the Kimberley Process and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Kimberley Process value chain has a lot of potential to make a positive impact on gender equality through its existing work.
Levin Sources was commissioned jointly by the European Commission and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Extractives for Development Project (X4D) of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to conduct research and develop recommendations to inform Kimberley Process reform efforts and in-country Kimberley Process support planning.
The study included in-country stakeholder engagement in Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire, building a clear picture of the state of female inclusion in Artisanal and Small-scale Diamond Mining (ASDM) in those countries and identifying barriers and opportunities.
The findings from the study are presented as recommendations for national governments; civil society and donors; industry, and the Kimberley Process itself.
The outputs of the study are thus:
- Global Policy Dimension Briefing Document: Practical recommendations for how the Kimberley Process (KP) can promote gender equality through its work
- Local Policy Dimension Briefing Document: Case studies focusing on the roles of women in Artisanal and Small-scale Diamond Mining (ASDM) in Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire
These briefing documents are currently in consultation phase and are available to download now. The publications will receive a full launch campaign after this consultation phase - for now we welcome all comments and feedback on the documents.