Gender and the Extractive Industries

In a project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the WB, in collaboration with the local government, has accompanied a process of support for women in the sector.
In detail:
- Subsidy program for 500 women who receive training in business management and income-generating activities. Also included are projects on alternative livelihoods, technical support for women in the mining sector, support for the formalization of property rights and training on mining legislation;
- Awareness of harassment and gender-based violence in local communities;
- A national conference on Women in the Mining Sector has been organized and, as a result, a National Action Plan has been developed to support the Women's Network in Mining.