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DR CONGO: Modern Slavery

The “Bon Pasteur Kolwezi,” a program supported by the Good Shepherd International Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2008 by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, won the Stop Slavery Hero Award in 2021. The Stop Slavery Award is an annual recognition offered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The award initially recognized companies that promoted measures and practices to eliminate forced labor from their supply chains. Today, it has extended its interest to all those NGOs and organizations that fight against the forms of modern slavery.

“Bon Pasteur Kolwezi,” with the support of the Good Shepherd International Foundation, has been working successfully since 2013 to eliminate the most serious forms of child labor affecting the artisanal cobalt mining communities in the Lualaba province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, integrating human rights and community development to improve the living conditions of thousands of Congolese in Kolwezi.  

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