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Contacts

Karen Hayes

vice president, mines to markets
khayes@pactworld.org

Cristina Villegas

director, mines to markets
cvillegas@pactworld.org

How can you promote gender equality in Rwanda's mining sector?

March 24, 2020
Pact's Rwanda office hosted a panel discussion and networking lunch for International Women’s Day 2020 to celebrate women's achievements in the country’s mining sector while also exploring how...

Cobblestone paving in Zambia

January 22, 2020
  In Zambia, Pact is working with communities to boost local employment, economic growth and public infrastructure through responsible cobblestone paving. 

Strong alliances, strengthened communities: A well-built international partnership makes a difference for miners

November 22, 2019
There was a time when Benjamín, an artisanal miner from Boyacá, Colombia, worried each day as he left for work that he might never see his family again. As a miner, he told us, your work is so...

Meet your miner: Asha

October 24, 2019
Co-designed with miners, Moyo Gems is an ethical gemstone program being piloted in Tanzania’s gemstone-rich Umba Valley. With the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and Moyo partners ANZA...

Meet your miner: Fatuma

October 23, 2019
Co-designed with miners, Moyo Gems is an ethical gemstone program being piloted in Tanzania’s gemstone-rich Umba Valley. With the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and Moyo partners ANZA...

Meet your miner: Prisca

October 23, 2019
Co-designed with miners, Moyo Gems is an ethical gemstone program being piloted in Tanzania’s gemstone-rich Umba Valley. With the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and Moyo partners ANZA...

Artisanal mining: A dangerous trade or a misrepresented industry?

August 22, 2019
A Q&A with Pact's Mines to Markets Director Cristina Villegas in Mine Australia.

Photo story: Safer prosperity

July 24, 2019
From Zimbabwe to Myanmar, Pact is partnering with small-scale gold miners to help them reduce their use of mercury to safely earn income they rely on.

Somos Tesoro in Colombia: We are Treasure

June 12, 2019
In Colombia, Pact's Somos Tesoro project is working to end child labor in gold and coal mining and improve health and safety conditions. Somos Tesoro means "We are Treasure." Because children are...

With women miners, Pact & partners build an ethical gemstone supply chain from the ground up

June 5, 2019
When the Gemological Institute of America approached Pact’s Cristina Villegas in 2016 about piloting a rough gemstone guide for miners, Villegas immediately knew where to start. As director of Pact’s...

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