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What role can the police play to fight child labour at mining sites in the DRC?

This is the question that a DCAF blog explores to cap off a project on addressing the worst forms of child labour associated with the artisanal mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of the multi-country multi-year Partnership Against Child Exploitation (PACE) consortium funded by UK Aid.

Child labour remains a prominent challenge in the artisanal mining sector in the DRC, as elsewhere. DCAF and its local partners in South Kivu delivered training modules to support Congolese police units, as duty bearers of the State, to better identify and address the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) on mining sites. The partners associated government and civil society representatives in its training to encourage multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral responses to address this pressing cross-cutting issue.

Read the full blog here, as well as findings from the learning report from this project, and brochures in French and Swahili developed to raise awareness of WFCL in mining in the DRC.