Voix du Congo: The place of women in artisanal mining in the Masisi territory: Legislation and field practice

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This publication, by the non-profit organisation “Action pour la Liberté et le Développement des Communautés Locales” ALDECO, presents a research on 3T artisanal mining in the Masisi territory and the Rubaya mining site in North Kivu (DRC). The goal is to understand what place is reserved for women in this field.

This article helps understanding whether international and national legal instruments, especially in relation to women’s issues, are respected. This article examines the considerations that the animators and managers of public and private institutions involved in the artisanal mining sector have towards women working in the sector, their representativeness, and how their work is perceived.

The article also makes recommendations to the different partners for the improvement of women’s working conditions in the sector.

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The “Voix du Congo” series

IPIS supports non-governmental organisations in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and provides the support and platform to disseminate their research results, within the framework of the project “Voix du Congo”.

The opinions and facts reported in these reports do not, in any way, reflect IPIS’ or IPIS’ researchers’ positions but give an insight into the way Congolese civil society organisations work and analyse the problems and realities they face.

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