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

Type of item
EU & international information
Year of publication



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.

Other data

Provider name (English)
Partnership Africa Canada
Provider name (Original)
Partnership Africa Canada
Type of provider
Tasks covered
Mining or Quarrying
Biological hazard
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state
Not applicable
Hazard - health effects
Not applicable
Exposure route
Not applicable
Substance Description

Not substance specific

Prevention measures
Not applicable
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Target group
Policy makers