Sexual exploitation threatens women involvement in mining

Sexual harassment of women and girls in the mines is threatening their livelihoods. More unemployed women and girls flock the mines to earn a living from the peripherals of the main mining activities especially in the gold mines of Mubende, Namayingo, Buhweju and Karamoja.

Sylvia Nakirunda a GRA community monitor in Mubende district says the high unemployment of girls in the gold mines in Mubende has prompted men to take advantage of their vulnerability to lure them into sex.