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Apple makes progress on conflict minerals, should build on work in Congo

Three and a half years ago, Enough and Campus Progress (now known as Generation Progress) protested the opening of Apple’s  prestigious new store in Georgetown, Washington, DC because it was lagging behind other companies on combating the trade in conflict minerals from eastern Congo. Today, such a protest would be unnecessary. Apple released its annual Supplier Responsibility report yesterday, and the company is making some significant strides on conflict minerals.  Read More »

The US Takes New, Robust Steps to Combat Illegal Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking

For the first time, the United States has announced a National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking and a ban on the commercial trade of elephant ivory. This new strategy aims to “ensure that the United States is not contributing to poaching of elephants and illegal trade in elephant ivory.” Essentially, the U.S. ban prohibits commercial imports and exports in the hopes of leading a global effort to effectively protect and preserve our world’s wildlife and develop respect for the rule of law.The announcement also pledged to work closely with Congress to strengthen existing laws that combat wildlife trafficking and to adopt new ones to increase our ability to end this global challenge.  Read More »

This Valentine's Day, Say Yes to Congo

Three Little Words . . . Congo Conflict Free

Here we are again, that time of year where love is officially celebrated between family, friends, lovers, crushes and colleagues. Valentine's Day. Honestly, we both look forward to this holiday. What's not to love? Valentine's Day is the holiday for love, but the gold so many people give each other as a symbol of their love may be fueling violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The silver lining: we can do quite a bit as consumers to help our jewelry companies address conflict gold.  Read More »

Introducing “South Sudan Conflict” – A New Blog Series

In this new blog series, the Enough Project will share updated reports and coverage on the emerging conflict in South Sudan. We plan to highlight a range of issues, including human rights violations, humanitarian concerns, and key actions by the international community, as well as feature South Sudanese voices and our own work toward supporting solutions.  Read More »

South Sudan Hill Briefing Recap

L to R: Geoffrey L. Duke, Hans Rouw, and Akshaya Kumar

On February 7, there was a South Sudan briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the latest developments from the ground, analysis on the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, and concrete policy recommendations.  Read More »

Students and Activists Call for #CongoPeace

#congopeace Instagram submission

On March 6, the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo campaign is partnering with the United Nations for an event to raise awareness about sexual violence in conflict and how it intersects with inarmed conflict, peace building, and conflict minerals trade.  Read More »

South Sudanese Sing for Peace

South Sudanese man on nation's first anniversary (Tim Freccia/Enough Project)

A group of South Sudanese artists have emerged as conflict broils in the world’s youngest country. These young artists are spreading messages about peace and reconciliation using their most powerful tool – their voice.  Read More »

Invisible Children LRA Update: First LRA attack in Obo, CAR in over a year

 Our partner Invisible Children documented recent LRA activity in Obo, Central African Republic. IC's Bridgette Bugay gives a timeline constructed from information gathered from IC staff through interviews with victims and civilians in Obo.   Read More »

Omaze Winners Hit the Red Carpet with George Clooney

George Clooney with Jean Allen and daughter Victoria

Last night, the lucky winners of the Omaze experience hit the red carpet for the premiere of Monuments Men and Satellite Sentinel Project Co- Founder George Clooney.   Read More »

Op-ed: After M23, it is time to focus on DR Congo's FDLR rebels

FARDC soldiers on patrol in eastern Congo

In early November, the Congolese army, supported by the United Nations Force Intervention Brigade, defeated the most powerful rebel group in eastern Congo - the M23.  Read More »

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