WOMEN MINERS TARGET OHS AND GENDERED VIOLENCE

The Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d'Ivoire and officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country on the southern coast of West Africa.

Key issues for women in Côte d'Ivoire's mining sector are the focus of workshops at Allied Gold Corporation's mines, involving over 100 women from the Fédération Ivoirienne des Syndicats des Mines (FISMECA).

Topics include fighting for equal treatment and opportunities, ensuring women receive the same pay for the same work, boosting women's representation in union leadership, ending biases that disadvantage women, ensuring mining companies follow occupational health and safety laws, and introducing policies to stop workplace harassment and other forms of gendered violence.

Participants have praised a negotiated agreement that guarantees one year of maternity leave but are concerned about potential marginalisation.

FISMECA is also supporting women in upcoming union elections to increase female representation in leadership roles.

Source: IndustriALL

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