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Margot Wallström is a former Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister of Sweden and diplomat, who until recently held the post of United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Prior to this, she served for ten years as European Commissioner: 1999-2004 as Environment Commissioner, and 2004-2010 as Vice President and Commissioner for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy in the Barroso Commission. She is currently the chairman of Lund University in Sweden.

Moving Beyond Witness

For Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month this April, the Enough Project and partner organizations have launched Moving Beyond Witness, a national campaign to energize those working to commemorate lives lost in past genocides, end ongoing atrocities, and prevent future ones.  Read More »

Right to the Truth: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

Credit: Holly Dranginis/Enough Project

In recognition of one of the newest universal human rights, March 24 was proclaimed in 2010 to be the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. First litigated in a case against Ecuador for failing to provide truth and justice for the family of a victim, the understanding of the right to truth has expanded over time as belonging not only to members of victims’ families, but to all members of society. While not a substitute for justice, truth is essential to ensuring lasting peace in conflict-affected communities.  Read More »

Feeling the Movement - A Reflection on the Lemkin Summit

Ohio University student and STAND Campaigns Coordinator Luke Kubacki reflects on his experience at the Lemkin Summit: A National Gathering of the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders in February 2015.  Read More »

John Prendergast Testifies before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

On March 4, John Prendergast testified before Congress at a hearing held by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission: “Human Rights Violations in Sudan,” about the need to create leverage over the government of Khartoum to support human rights in Sudan.  Read More »

New Report: Fool's Gold - The Case for Scrutinizing Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade

Gold coming from Sudan is conflict-affected, high-risk, and helping to destabilize the country’s main conflict-zones of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, according to a new Enough Project report by Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar. Fool's Gold: The Case for Scrutinizing Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade provides an overview of conflict-affected gold in Sudan and offers policy recommendations, including urgent action by the United States, the United Nations, and the international gold industry.  Read More »

7 Groups That Agree With the UN's Decision to Impose Sanctions on Spoilers in South Sudan

Today, the U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution that creates a targeted sanctions regime on spoilers of peace in South Sudan. This Storify combines some immediate responses from groups and bodies including the Enough Project, Human Rights Watch, the African and European Unions, and more.  Read More »

Groups call on Secretary Kerry to appoint New Special Envoy for Great Lakes Region and DRC

Twenty-three organizations and individuals who both work in and advocate for stability, peace, and prosperity in the DRC and the entire Great Lakes Region of Africa signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to appoint a new, high-level Special Envoy to continue the great work of Senator Feingold and seize advantage of the momentum that has been generated through U.S. engagement in this region of the world.  To break stride and look away now would be a huge blow for security, peace, and stability in this region that has seen little of each for a long time.  Read More »

New York Times Op-Ed George Clooney on Darfur

In the early 2000s, a brutal conflict in western Sudan between the government and rebels led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Darfuris, with millions displaced as refugees. In 2004, the United States declared Sudan’s actions a genocide.

After that spike in attention and concern, the world has largely forgotten about Darfur. Unfortunately, the government of Sudan has not.  Read More »

Update on Congo violence: Envoys call for restraint, timely electoral process

The Enough Project is deeply concerned about the violence occurring in Kinshasa, Goma, and other cities in Congo. Today, the Team of International Envoys for the Great Lakes region (comprised of UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Said Djinnit, UN Special Representative and Head of MONUSCO Martin Kobler, AU Special Representative for the Great Lakes Boubacar Diarra, EU Senior Coordinator for the Great Lakes Koen Vervaeke, US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the DRC Russell D. Feingold and Belgium Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Frank de Coninck) issued a helpful statement on the issue. They called for restraint on all sides, the need for the Congolese government to establish a credible and timely electoral process, and for all internet and phone communications to not be curtailed.     Read More »

LRA commander Ongwen should be transferred to ICC, support to justice & reconciliation in LRA-affected areas should be increased

Senior Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen, who surrendered Tuesday in the Central African Republic, should be transferred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes.  Read More »

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