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Omer Ismail Speaks at Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing on Sudan

Omer Ismail presents at a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission briefing in the U.S

On May 20, Enough Project Senior Advisor Omer Ismail presented at a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission briefing in the U.S. House of Representatives. The briefing, which included former U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Princeton Lyman and citizen journalist Ryan Boyette, focused on the ongoing human rights violations and the escalation of violence throughout Sudan.  Read More »

“Watchers of the Sky” screening at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Enough will be co-hosting a pre-screening of the film “Watchers of the Sky” during the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on in New York City June 18 and 19, in partnership with the International Center for Transitional Justice. The film, inspired by Samantha Power’s A Problem From Hell, explores holding to account those who commit genocide and other atrocity crimes.  Read More »

Daily Beast Op-ed: The Curse of CAR: Warlords, Blood Diamonds, and Dead Elephants

Enough Project Non-Resident Senior Fellow Christopher Day explores how in ending the hideous civil war in the Central African Republic, sanctions against leaders may help, but it is also imperative to stop the illicit trade in gems and ivory that is funding the warlords.  Read More »

Enough Launches New Action on Conflict Minerals, Intel Launches New Web Hub to Spread Awareness

Two new developments are happening this week on conflict minerals. First, Intel launched a major new web hub to spread awareness about the issue of conflict minerals and to help move solutions forward. Meanwhile, Enough introduced a new consumer action to demand that electronics and other companies work to build fully conflict-free products and source clean minerals from Congo.  Read More »

George Clooney Announces Expansion of Satellite Sentinel Project

During the May 20 Elie Wiesel Foundation dinner, George Clooney announced an expansion to the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), an initiative he co-founded three years ago with the Enough Project’s John Prendergast. While it will continue to use satellite imagery to monitor and warn against human rights abuses in war-torn Sudan and South Sudan, SSP will expand its work in reaction to the changes in modern conflicts.   Read More »

Op-ed: Minova's Rape Acquittals Reveal Lessons for Congo

If Congo and the international community are to learn anything productive from the Minova trial, they will look beyond its verdict. The devil - and the value - is in the details.  Read More »

Support Darfur United, a Refugee Soccer Team

Darfur United soccer players in Djabal refugee camp

Enough Project partner organization i-ACT is currently in eastern Chad putting together a team of Darfuri refugee soccer players who will travel to Sweden at the end of May to compete in the ConIFA World Football Cup. Darfur United is a positive story that helps bring attention, hope, and dignity to a mostly forgotten Darfuri people.  Read More »

Responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict zones: is the EU doing enough?

On March 5, 2014, the European Commission released its long-awaited responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones. The Regulation – basically a draft law – would establish a system that is fundamentally different from the approach taken by the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule. Business & human rights experts, namely the architect of the U.N. Guiding Principles (UNGPs), John Ruggie, also expressed concern with regards to the non-binding character of the due diligence exercise envisaged by the E.U.  Read More »

Child Soldiers: The Urgency of Reintegration

This is the third in a blog series about issues currently perpetuating the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the conflict minerals trade, sexual violence, and child soldier recruitment. Although many Congolese are facing incredibly difficult situations, there are local civil society groups taking action and creating avenues for sustainable peace. In this blog series, I will discuss each issue and give examples of organizations making positive changes.  Read More »

Congo Town Hall: Investing in Congo's Future

On May 14, Enough Project Senior Policy Analyst Sasha Lezhnev will join Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA-37), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, and other leading experts on the region at the Museum of Tolerance  in Los Angeles for an event hosted by Jewish World Watch. The Town Hall seeks to explore ways in which the U.S. government and the international community can help achieve durable peace throughout Africa.  Read More »

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