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In her own words: A former child miner in DRC makes a new start

May 22, 2019
Since 2003, Pact has worked to improve the lives of artisanal and small-scale miners through its Mines to Markets program. This includes efforts to end child labor in mining, from Colombia to the...

World Bank and Pact launch first ‘state of the sector’ report for artisanal and small-scale mining

April 24, 2019
Over 40 million people globally work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) 10 million people living in 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa are directly engaged in ASM Accurate, reliable data on...

Reducing mercury’s risks among women miners in Zimbabwe

March 28, 2019
Women in Zimbabwe are slowly joining the mining sector, as it is among the best paying jobs where options are few. Pact provides training and education to women miners in Midlands and Matabeleland...

Photo story: Small can be life-changing

January 25, 2019
With Pact's support, small-scale gemstone miners in Tanzania are earning more and improving their families' futures.
A young girl in a classroom in DRC.

Eurasian Resources Group to support Pact’s ‘Children Out of Mining’ program in the DRC

December 11, 2018
Eurasian Resources Group (“ERG” or “the Group”), a leading diversified natural resources group, is pleased to announce its support for “Children Out of Mining-Northern Kolwezi,” an initiative carried...

Responsible sourcing: Facing the challenge of artisanal and small-scale mining

November 15, 2018
Much of world's cobalt is dug by hand in the Democratic Republic of Congo by artisanal and small-scale miners. Pact works to make artisanal and small-scale mining safer, non-exploitative, formalized...

Creating a Pact: Building local promise

October 16, 2018
A blog post by Pact partner Pure at Birth about Pact's Mines to Markets program.
AZWIM members showcasing their jewelry made from Development Minerals at ASM18.

ASM18: Placing the voices and visions of women artisanal miners at the heart of policy discussions

September 19, 2018
Set against the backdrop of the Victoria Falls, the voices and visions of small-scale miners were placed center-stage at the ASM18 conference in Livingstone, Zambia.

Pact's new documentary film reveals progress in the fight against child labor in Democratic Republic of the Congo

June 12, 2018
On June 12, World Day Against Child Labor, Pact, an international development organization, debuted its first short documentary film revealing on-the-ground evidence of progress in the fight against...

Children Out of Mining

June 11, 2018
Since 2003, Pact has used its integrated approach to development to target the complex root causes of child labor in artisanal and small-scale mining. Spanning continents and minerals – including tin...

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