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30 November 2016

Golden Line (Going for Gold) launched in Accra

Going for Gold, our women empowerment programme that aims at working towards women living in and around artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mines in Ghana and Tanzania, has been launched in Accra. The partnership programme, which consists of Simavi, Solidaridad and Healthy Entrepreneurs, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Speaking on the theme: “Women’s Economic Empowerment in and around Gold Mines,” Mr Isaac Gyamfi, the Regional Director of Solidaridad West Africa, said for the next five years, partners would be working in carefully selected Small-Scale Gold Mines in the Western Region to improve working conditions for women within the mines.

“We will also be working closely with women in Small-Scale Gold Mining communities to improve on their status and abilities to engage in economic activities, increase their sexual and reproductive health rights knowledge.

Simavi Programme Manager, Renate Douwes, said the outcome of the programme would increase the abilities of women where their economic opportunities would be extensive.

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