Women in artisanal mines in the DRC
In October 2016, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) released the report "Life at the bottom of the chain: Women in artisanal mining in DRC."

The report documents gender discrimination, slavery-like conditions, deterioration of reproductive health, violence, forced displacement, and sexual exploitation experienced by women in (and because of) artisanal mines in the DRC.

The report is based on the findings in the research paper of Annie Matundu Mbambi and Léonnie Kandolo from WILPF DRC: "Inquiry into the human rights violantions suffered by Congolese women in artisal mining in the Province of Haut-Katango".

In Spring 2016, Annie Matundu Mbambi and Léonnie Kandolo travelled to the Haut Katanga region and visited three artisal mining sites in order to conduct a research on human rights violations suffered by Congolese women in artisanal mining.

Pictures in this album is from their field visit. All pictures are published under the common creative license, but please remember to credit Annie Matundu Mbambi and Léonnie Kandolo.

Both report and research paper can be found on wilpf.org under 'publications'
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