Women in the DRC at the bottom of supply chains: the invisible reason for a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises

New 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 timely report is released few days before the second session of the intergovernmental working group on a legally binding instrument...

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From GPI: Determined to Help Clean Up Her City, Goma Woman Plows Through Government Inaction

GOMA, DEMOCRACTIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Goma is filthy. The lack of refuse bins and collection services is evident everywhere in Goma, the capital of DRC’s North Kivu province. Downtown, people eat on the roadsides and throw food waste and wrappers into the streets. At Virunga Market, one of the...

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Virunga National Park

The Virunga Mountains make up a volcanic chain that runs along the borders of Uganda and Rwanda with Democratic Republic of the Congo. This region contains a wide range of geographic and biological landscapes, and thus contains the greatest diversity of species in Africa — and perhaps the entire world....

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