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A Mother’s Day Gift for Amina

Expand “My name is Amina and I am twenty years old. I grew up here in the town of Bagega. I had six children. Three have died. Each time one died, I was so distraught and I was very traumatized.” Amina, Bagega, Zamfara state, Nigeria, 2011. © 2011 Marcus Bleasdale/VII for Human Rights Watch This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the UK, and many people will be heading to the nearest high street to buy their mum a nice piece of jewellery. But before buying a necklace or bracelet, we want people to ask their jeweller: Where does this gold or diamond come from?  And what have you, as a jeweller, done…

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