Women in the artisanal gold mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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This summary report attempts to shed new light on and to highlight the impact of the informal mining sector on the lives of women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This report outlines the place of women in Congolese society. It was found that women and girls in mining areas are undereducated, with access to education being extremely limited and not encouraged for women; physical abuse is also common.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
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Partnership Africa Canada
Tasks covered: 
Mining or Quarrying
Účel informačních materiálů: 
Awareness raising
Target group: 
Policy makers

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