Women abuse in Mining Idd Juma 122018 by Gender links news service published on 2018-12-04T12:12:46Z Thousands of women are involved in small-scale mining in the Tanzanian region of Geita. Some women are involved in businesses such as food vending while others are employed to drill rocks in the mines. This type of work is predominantly considered a man’s field of work as such women suffer a lot of violence at the hands of men. However, due to poverty levels, women in the region are forced to work these jobs to support their families. In the mines, women face many challenges such as sexual harassment, criticism and they are mistreated based on their gender.