October 2009

Human Rights Debut at the Hollywood Film Festival

Last Saturday, October 24, Enough joined forces with the Hollywood Film Festival to host Ending Violence Against Women, the festival’s first ever human rights symposium.  Read More »

Doctors to Congress: Don’t Forget About Darfur’s Women

Darfuri women search for firewood

“Violence against Darfuri women is not a women’s issue, it is an issue of accountability and justice,” proclaimed John Bradshaw, the Washington director of Physicians for Human Rights at a briefing filled with Congressional staffers and NGO representatives.  Read More »

5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Mapping Congo’s Militarized Mines

Congolese soldier - Jason Stearns

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, signed into law yesterday by President Obama, has been making news because of all the things left out of it. But for those of concerned with the role of conflict minerals financing armed groups and military units in eastern Congo, tucked away in this law is a modest but crucial step forward.  Read More »

Congo's Conflict Minerals: Soldiers Stepping In Where Rebels Left Off?

Soldiers in eastern Congo - AP

A new piece in today’s Wall Street Journal highlights the complexities of even the so-called successes of the Congolese army's offensive against the FDLR. Who is left to fill the void in the mines where the FDLR once operated?  Read More »

Journalist and Author Kevin Sites Spotlights Eastern Congo

Amani Matabaro

Pioneering conflict journalist Kevin Sites is working to match donations raised at a recent RAISE Hope for Congo benefit for the Welfare of Women and Children in Kivu (ABFEK), an organization based in Bukavu.  Read More »

Tackling the FDLR Command Center… In Germany

Soldiers from Congo and its neighboring countries have long pursued the FDLR, whose leadership fled over the Rwanda-Congo border after taking part in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. But the FDLR’s command center, located in the German town of Mannheim and operated by rebel group’s president, has been largely left untouched.  Read More »

UN's Protection of Civilians Comes Under Questioning at ICC

A piece today from the Institute for War & Peace Reporting provided details on the latest developments in the preliminary hearing, reporting that questions about the viability of the case now center on the neutrality of the base.  Read More »

Sudan: One of Most Dangerous Places for Mothers

Sudan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for mothers, said the top UNICEF official in Sudan.  Read More »