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Women in the Artisanal Gold Mining Sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Key findings from field research aimed at understanding the roles women play in artisanal gold mining in Democratic Republic of Congo. The research seeks to identify how the informal nature of the gold trade amplifies women’s vulnerabilities, as well as how the introductions of formalization and certification mechanisms could either present new opportunities or further contribute to their marginalization.

Additional Info

Author(s)
G E Côté
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://impacttransform.org/en/
Data Source Classification
Program Report
Research Type
Both
Research Methodology
Primary - INTERVIEW, Primary - OBSERVATION, Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH
Thematic Tags
Political, Formalization, Governance, Supply Chains, Social, Community, Employment, Gender, Health and Safety, Human Rights, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods, Prostitution, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Minerals
Gold
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Last Updated
November 2, 2020