Blog Posts in Livelihoods

Posted by Guest Contributor on May 30, 2013
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On April 25, Oregon’s One Million Bones, or OMB, group hosted an installation at Portland State University of nearly 9,500 clay bones to remember victims of past genocides and support genocide prevention. 

Posted by Lexi Britton on May 24, 2013
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Posted by Guest Contributor on May 23, 2013
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Right now, in 2013, it has been ten years since the tragedy occurring in Darfur started. In 2003, the Sudanese government began supporting militia groups called the Janjaweed (“Devil on Horseback” in Arabic) to terrorize villages in Darfur because of their ethnicity and with goals of acquiring land and resources. These actions have been widely recognized as genocide. 

Posted by Carine Umuhumuza on Apr 19, 2013
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Posted by Sasha Lezhnev on Apr 15, 2013
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This morning the Wall Street Journal published an exposé on the conflict gold trade from eastern Congo, which is worth an estimated $285-400 million per year. The article details the lucrative trade in conflict gold as it is transported from mines in eastern Congo to smugglers in Uganda and Burundi and then to jewelers and dealers in Dubai and India. As the piece highlights, conflict gold is an increasingly important issue for jewelers and the gold industry, as there now exists a “shadowy chain of smuggled gold that stretches from the conflict zones of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the markets of Dubai and jewelry shops around the world.”