Women in the DRC at the bottom of supply chains

Duration: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:00
Kind of WILPF Initiative/Event: 
Other WILPF Events
Countries: 
Congo (Kinshasa)

A new report published days before the second meeting in Geneva of the intergovernmental working group on a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises. This report is based on research from  WILPF DRC and documents gender discrimination, slavery-like conditions, deterioration of reproductive health, violence, forced displacement, and sexual exploitation experienced by women who generally play a large part in the artisanal mining which accounts for over 80% of mined products exported by the DRC.

WILPF welcomes a  legally binding treaty with the potential to assign clearer responsibilities to all actors in the supply chain and to prevent violations against women.

Read the full press release on the initiative in the link below:

http://wilpf.org/wilpf_statements/press-release-women-in-the-drc-at-the-bottom-of-supply-chains/

Document PDF: 

Women in the DRC at the bottom of supply chains