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Men often benefit from mining, whilst the social disruption falls heavily on women. There is a vast knowledge gap: the effect of mining on women is rarely known. Women are seldom consulted by mining companies before lands are leased: they often lose their land and access to cash income from artisanal mining. Displaced and disposed, many women are stranded with no form of resettlement, rehabilitation or government assistance.

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