Working Towards the Implementation of Gender Equality in the ASM

ARM organised a workshop on the participatory creation of tools and methodologies to encourage gender equality in the ASM sector. Forty-three women took part in the event, amongst which were coal miners, students of the SENA and potters, all members of the project “Orgullosamente Mineras” (Proudly Women Miners).

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OECD Due Diligence Guidance project activities

Delegates from the OECD were in Colombia participating in various activities as part of their commitment to evaluate the current status of the mining system in the country and also to start the OECD project in mining communities in areas affected by conflict and high risk in Colombia.

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New positions in the Board of Directors of the foundation

In September the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Responsible Mining chose Felix Hruschka as its new president and Harbi Guerrero as its vice president. Due to them great work done during several years in the organization, from now on, the two experts will be at the head of ARM.

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What did we get out of Somos Tesoro?

“Before Somos Tesoro arrived, we had a very different life,” says Mercedes Cárdenas, the female leader of the Guantó vereda, in Gámeza, Boyacá. “Each one of us was doing her own thing. Today we are group; we are five women, and we created our community market garden,...

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Gold Dialogues in Ecuador

“It is essential for not only national authorities related to the mining sector, but also for those linked to the environmental, labor and educational sectors, to get acquainted with the reality of ASM in order to support its sustainable development in the country.”...

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The Guide for Child Labor-free Mining

In Colombia, 796,000 children and adolescents work and many of them work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). On June 12th, 2018 was the World Day Against Child Labour which the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) wants to commemorate by presenting the “Guide...

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