The National Network of Women in Mining was created in 2000 in Bolivia, established by Administrative Resolution No. 086/12 on April 19, 2012, and updated by the Legal Status No. 443/19 on January 23, 2020.
We are the network that brings together and empowers women miners of the small mining industry, making them agents of change and leaders of their communities. We open discussion hand in hand with the civil society and the media to raise awareness of our initiatives. We aim to generate a value chain free of violence to improve our communities' and children's quality of life, just like ours.
We also work to raise awareness of their demands, progress, suggestions, and knowledge to develop sustainable actions.

We empower women miners to enforce their rights.


We seek the National Network of Women in Mining to represent and bring together women from the small artisanal mining industry in Latin America.

The importance of women miners in the development of Bolivia

Women miners are an essential economic arm across the world. However, in Bolivia and Latin America at large, they have remained invisible over the years, becoming a vulnerable group.
In this context, the NNWM managed to bring together the Bolivian women miners and gather their demands and needs. Our main achievements over the years:

We group and bring together women involved in the mining activity from different regions and social classes.
The gathering of women who have always been estranged due to the individual nature of this work.
More than 400 women trained in leadership and recognition of domestic violence
Their participation in the Study of Women Baseline in Bolivian Mining, conducted by Solidaridad and Cumbre del Sajama.
Development of submission of the public policy agenda “Mining that Shines: Contributions to build a political agenda for women miners.”

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National Network of Women in Mining