For Victims of the Gold Rush: Yuyun Ismawati / Co-founder, Nexus3 Foundation
Indonesian environmental activist Yuyun Ismawati, co-founder of the Nexus3 Foundation NGO, has been tackling the mercury poisoning issues caused by illegal gold mining practices.
Highly toxic mercury is often touched at illegal gold mining sites with bare hands
Yuyun and her NGO have been conducting field research at the ASGM (Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining) sites scattered across Indonesia