Enough Said

Seven ideas to help end the FDLR rebel group in Congo

In a new report, “How to Dismantle a Deadly Militia” the Enough Project sets out seven key non-military approaches to help ending the FDLR’s ability to continue to threaten peace and security in eastern Congo and the region.  Read More »

Cal Poly Passes Conflict Minerals Resolution

On May 20th, 2014, the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) Academic Senate passed a conflict minerals resolution, making Cal Poly the 17th school to go conflict-free. The official statement, recently published on the University's Office of Contracts, Procurement, and Risk Management website, acknowledges the problem of conflict minerals, resolves to take into account whether companies are working to address the problem when making purchasing decisions for the University, calls upon the entire California State University system to adopt similar practices.  Read More »

Archbishop of Bukavu: EU must give assurances on the morality of trade in natural resources

As an African archbishop working with mining communities in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I look forward with great interest to the forthcoming European Parliament debate on the strategy for responsible trade in minerals from conflict zones.  Read More »

Fighting Impunity: The Role of Sanctions in Ending Conflict in Congo

The plight of women and children in eastern Congo has not received the urgent response it needs, which has facilitated widespread impunity. This culture of impunity allows perpetrators to continue their violations against vulnerable civilians. Sanctions on such perpetrators help combat the culture of impunity by holding the guilty accountable, allowing the survivors and their communities the opportunity to move forward and sending a clear message that violence against women and children will not be tolerated.  Read More »

Resource Page - Conflict Minerals: A Broader Push for Reform is Essential

This resource page is designed to provide an update on the efforts to end the conflict minerals trade that finances numerous brutal armed groups in eastern Congo, note remaining challenges, and suggest strategies for encouraging lasting peace.  Read More »

Take Action on the LRA: Invisible Children Launches #KonyInKingi

For the past two years, Kony has frequently received safe haven in a Sudanese-controlled territory called Kafia Kingi on the border of South Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR).  However, it’s nearly impossible to get to him there. You can take action by joining Invisible Children in messaging 10 international leaders who have the power to do something.  Read More »

“Memes for Peace” project promotes peace in South Sudan

With the help of Mothering Across Continents, students in North Carolina have launched a “Memes for Peace” project to promote peace in South Sudan.  Read More »

Movie Trailers That Spark Activism from ‘Iolani School’s 7th Graders

After i-ACT brought "Camp Darfur" to 'Iolani School in Honolulu, HI, some seventh grade students went the extra mile to spark social awareness by creating short video trailers promoting the message that average people can bring about hope and change for the victims and survivors of genocide.  Read More »

CAR: Violence and killings in capital Bangui threaten fragile peace

In the past two weeks there has been an alarming upsurge of violence in the Central African Republic's capital city, Bangui. Combatants, civilians, children, peacekeepers and humanitarian actors have all been severely affected these recent clashes. As political tensions between the transitional government and Anti-Balaka intensify, the roots of this return to instability appear to be multidimensional.  Read More »

"Watchers of the Sky" Documentary Film Opens in NY and LA

On October 17th, the documentary film Watchers of the Sky, an overview of the issue of genocide and its many consequences, opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles.  Read More »

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