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Enough's 5 Recommended Reads | Mar. 23

​Enough's 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.   Read More »

John Prendergast Speaks on Famine in South Sudan

Enough Project's Founding Director John Prendergast spoke to Channel 4 News this week about the devastating famine in South Sudan.  Read More »

Daily Beast Op-ed: Corrupt Leaders Thrust South Sudan Into Famine and Abject Ruin

A legacy of corruption and violence has finally caught up to South Sudan, the world’s newest country, as the United Nations has declared a full-blown famine, a rare designation not made for any part of the world since 2011. Multiple UN officials have additionally warned that the country, riven by armed conflict, stands on the brink of genocide.  Read More »

Washington Post Op-ed: South Sudan’s Government-made Famine

Official, U.N.-declared famines are a rare phenomenon. The last one worldwide was six years ago, in Somalia. Famines are declared officially when people have already begun to starve to death. It is the diplomatic equivalent of a seven-alarm fire. That is where the youngest country in the world, South Sudan, finds itself today, as 100,000 face immediate starvation and another 1 million are on its brink.  Read More »

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads | Mar. 9

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.   Read More »

Marking International Women's Day 2017

Like many around the globe, women across crisis zones in east and central Africa are subject to sexual and gender-based violence. In the Democratic Republic of Congo particularly, SGBV is a disturbing feature of the country’s decades-long conflict as it is continually used as a weapon of war. Today, on International Women’s Day, the Enough Project is highlighting the vulnerable security situation for the women in eastern Congo’s mining areas.  Read More »

U.S. Businesses, Investors Express Support for the Conflict Minerals Rule

In recent weeks, numerous American businesses have come out publicly in support of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Conflict Minerals Rule, pursuant to Dodd-Frank Section 1502.  Read More »

Enough Project Comment to the SEC in Support of Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation

On January 31, Acting Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Michael Piwowar welcomed interested parties to submit comments in response to a statement calling into question the current Conflict Minerals Rule. The Enough Project has submitted a comment in response.  Read More »

Eight Letters from Local Civil Society Groups in Support of the U.S. Conflict Minerals Law

In recent weeks, human rights groups and civil society members based in eastern Congo and the region issued eight different letters in support of Dodd-Frank 1502, representing 101 organizations in total.  Read More »

U.S. News & World Report Op-ed: Keep Minerals Conflict-Free

It was not long ago that central Africa was mired in its "first world war" that led to 5.4 million deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Slowly and painstakingly, conflict-affected areas have started to recover. But peace is fragile, and a reversion to widespread violence is never a far-off prospect.  Read More »

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