Blog Posts in Raise Hope for Congo

Posted by Annie Callaway on Jul 23, 2015

President Obama is traveling to Kenya and Ethiopia this week for what might be his last trip in Africa as President of the United States, and this trip offers a unique opportunity trip to set the tone for prioritizing new policy approaches to conflicts that had once seemed intractable.  

Posted by Enough Team on Jul 10, 2015

On Thursday 18th June 2015, Kingtson-Upon-Hull became the first city in the UK to pass a conflict-free resolution. In this guest blog post, campaign leader Mike Riley recounts the process of assembling a student-led campaign, presenting to the council, and ultimately passing a resolution. 

Posted by Annie Callaway on Jun 22, 2015

The Enough Project’s Conflict-Free Campus Initiative (CFCI) draws on the power of student leadership to support peace efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo). CFCI students lead targeted activism campaigns aimed at addressing key impediments to peace, including the deadly conflict mineral trade. As a Campus Organizer for CFCI, you will be an essential part of strengthening the conflict-free movement on your campus. APPLY NOW!

Posted by Enough Team on Jun 17, 2015
Jake Littman

In this guest blog post, Jake, a student from SUNY Stony Brook, recalls the moment he first learned about conflict minerals and his determination to do something about it.

Posted by Annie Callaway on Jun 1, 2015

Today marks the deadline for publicly traded companies in the United States to disclose the potential presence of conflict minerals in their supply chains, and what they’re doing about it. While many positive trends are emerging, implementation of Dodd-Frank 1502 is still in its nascent stages and there are many improvements still to be made. As Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Sakahrov Prize Winner Dr. Denis Mukwege stated: "A conflict-free minerals industry would contribute to ending the unspeakable violence the people of Congo have endured for years."