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What if Black Friday were Conflict-Free?

As you embark on Black Friday and holiday shopping, the Enough Project hopes that you consider companies’ sourcing practices when you make your purchasing decisions on electronics and other items, and continue to tell companies that you want to be able to buy conflict-free products made with minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Read More »

500+ Conflict-Free Campus Initiative Student Leaders Sign Letter to U.S. Envoy Perriello

Enough staff and CFCI leaders deliver letter to Special Envoy Perriello

On November 6, 2015, a cohort of Conflict-Free Campus Initiative leaders met with U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Tom Perriello, to present a letter of support for his appointment signed by over 500 students around the country and to discuss their shared priorities of supporting peace in the region.  Read More »

African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan Report

The African Union’s long-awaited report on the crisis in South Sudan strongly makes the case that sustainable peace must not only address justice for victims of atrocities but also tackle the underlying economic sources of the conflict, which Enough argues include the pursuit by individuals of their own economic interests at the expense of the South Sudanese people.  Read More »

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 6 is International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. While violent conflict can have a disastrous impact on the environment, the reverse is also true.   Read More »

Growing the Conflict-Free Movement at Illinois College

Allie McNamara

In this guest blog, Conflict-Free Campus Initiative Campus Organizer Allie McNamara describes how she got involved with the conflict-free movement and what she’s doing to support peace in Congo on her campus.    Read More »

House of Representatives Passes Global Anti-Poaching Act

The Enough Project commends the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act, on Monday November 3rd.  This important legislation, if signed into law, would create real consequences on atrocity perpetrators sustaining themselves through wildlife trafficking.  Read More »

Enough Project Hosts “The Illicit Ivory Trade and Joseph Kony” on Capitol Hill, Featuring Kathryn Bigelow

 The “The Illicit Ivory Trade and Joseph Kony” panel

On October 27, 2015, the Enough Project hosted Oscar winning film director, Kathryn Bigelow, for a panel event on how wildlife trafficking fuels atrocities in east and central Africa. The event also launched a new Enough Project report, “Tusk Wars: Inside the LRA and the Bloody Business of Ivory” by Ledio Cakaj.  Read More »

AU Report Documents Rebel Atrocities in South Sudan

An African Union report on the crisis in South Sudan says rebel soldiers committed gross human rights abuses that include rape and ethnically targeted killings of civilians. The report released by a Commission of Inquiry this week, interviewed witnesses in the towns of Bor, Malakal and Bentiu, who all testified about the abuse they endured in rebel hands after the capture of these locations at the onset of the war.  Read More »

Enough Project Statement: Conflict Minerals Court Case is of “Exceptional Importance” and Should be Reviewed

US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

In a statement released today, the Enough Project urges the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to review the case, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to ensure that a damaging recent decision on the issues of corporate free speech and peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not stand without review.  Read More »

Human Rights Watch on UN’s Responsibility to Rape Victims in Darfur

Approaching the one-year mark of a mass rape in Tabit, North Darfur, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a dispatch calling on the United Nations to do more to protect the survivors and those still at risk. This publication follows HRW’s October 12 dispatch detailing ongoing violations of women’s rights in Sudan’s conflict zones as well as the regime’s application of repressive and discriminatory laws to diminish the ability of women to participate in public life.  Read More »

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