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Mining in Rwanda

Breaking mining myths in Rwanda

December 4, 2014
In countries around the world, the extraction of minerals plays a vital role in supporting local communities and individuals. Mineral resources are finite and non-renewable, but mining can be...
Hiking to Ethiopia gold mine

Difficult places

November 6, 2014
Pact works in some of the most difficult places in the world. I’ve heard that statement many times since joining Pact six months ago. This week, I experienced it firsthand. Amidst the Senine...

Hanging by a thread: Fighting child labor in Colombia

October 29, 2014
More than 5,000 children work in mining in Colombia. With our local partners, Pact is combating child labor in mining.

Improved mining practices betters lives and incomes of local artisanal miners

July 25, 2014
Four years after the introduction of new rules for the regulation of tin, tantalum, and tungsten mineral supply chains from Central Africa, nearly 700 mines in the Great Lakes Region of Africa are...
miner, Burundi, Pact, ITSCI, conflict-free, Africa

Improving mineral sourcing in Burundi

July 16, 2014
In May 2014, Burundi became the third country in the African Great Lakes Region to implement the internationally accepted iTSCi due diligence and mineral traceability system. iTSCi will be expanded...

Breaking the chain: Child mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

November 6, 2013
Children as young as 7 years old work eight or more hours a day in the artisanal and small-scale mines that dot the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the worst forms...

U.S. Department of Labor, Pact to combat child labor, promote mine safety in Colombia

October 1, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that Pact will carry out a four-year, $9 million project to combat child labor in Colombia while also improving mine safety for adults.

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