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Company Response

3 Jul 2018

Acacia Mining

Acacia's response

"Response to a June 2018 blog post and video by MiningWatch Canada"

By their title - “Women Speak Out About Abuse at Barrick Gold’s North Mara Mine in Tanzania” - MiningWatch’s new blog post and video incorrectly suggest that there are new and previously unreported allegations of sexual abuse at the Mine, and that the Mine has ignored or neglected the victims of those alleged abuses. The video itself shows this not to be true, however. It does not discuss or raise new allegations of abuse and, as far as the Mine is aware, there have not been any such new allegations. In addition, the video does not constitute a balanced inquiry into the complex human rights situation at the Mine and in the North Mara region of Tanzania more generally. The Mine therefore requests MiningWatch to reconsider the title of its video, and to include the Mine’s response...

...[If] the women featured or referred to in MiningWatch’s video do choose to return to the CGP to seek a review of their grievances and the remedies they were provided, as we encourage them to do, the Mine will also have the opportunity to examine with them whether their allegations and grievances could have been handled better, including whether different forms of remedy should have been provided.