Join us during Gender Equality Week for this unique opportunity to experience the reality at an artisanal mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Meet two women artisanal gold miners who will share their experience and how they are changing the narrative on Congo & conflict minerals—to one centered on peace, development, and women’s economic empowerment.
In Conversation with Women Artisanal Miners from Congo:
Kahambu Vaherenie and Moza Zawadi are artisanal gold miners and women leaders in a remote community in Congo’s northeastern Ituri Province. They will share their first-hand experience as women gold miners and how they’re paving the way for increased gender equality and women’s rights in Congo. They will be joined by IMPACT’s Executive Director, Joanne Lebert, who will share the role we as Canadians play in supporting women’s empowerment in Congo’s artisanal mining sector.
Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 6:30 to 8:30pm
allsaints Events Space
10 Blackburn Ave.
Event is Free
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IMPACT, formerly Partnership Africa Canada, has been transforming how natural resources are managed in areas where security and human rights are at risk for over 30 years. We investigate and develop approaches for natural resources to improve security, development, and equality. We are an independent non-profit, collaborating with local partners for lasting change.