Reportages: Georgia (Rep) <: Women of the Mining town of Chiatura
Chiatura is mining city where nearly all inhabitants rely on the local Manganese mining industry. With nearly all other infrastructures at a standstill, ( abandoned hospital, restaurants, cinema etc). The youth today left with no other option than to work in the mines of leave for larger cities, Chiatura is slowly dilapidating.
In Georgia women make less than two-thirds of a mans' salary due to segregation in labor market and prevailing traditional gender roles. Georgian Manganese has 3700 employees, among which 13 % are women.
This essay researches the stories of these women, and how their lives and welfare evolve the mines of Chiatura.