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Govt urged to enact laws that protect women in mining

Govt urged to enact laws that protect women in mining

Sophia Takuva

Transparency International Zimbabwe legal officer Tracy Mutowekuziva Mafa has called for the government to enact laws and strengthen the legal framework to protect women in mining as they are remaining poor due to challenges caused by gender corruption.

Rudairo Mapuranga

Speaking at the Fourth Women Symposium on Extractives hosted by Zimbabwe Diamonds and Allied Workers Union (ZIDAWU) she said mining is a very male-dominated sector it, therefore, have men who use their masculinity to sabotage and elbow women.

Speaking at the same event Zimbabwe Lawyers Association Rutendo Magadzire presenting on Promoting a decent working environment said her organisation was working towards establishing equality for all. She said it was of importance to remove all negative cultural and social beliefs on women.

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At the event, it was reviewed that women in mining are succumbing to corrupt processes of sextortion to access land, claims and many are joining politics by default to access resources.

 The Women Symposium of 2021 calls for reforming legal laws for a decent working environment for women in the mining sector of Zimbabwe.

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