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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.

The Killing of a Student is the Killing of a Nation

Sudanese police forces fired tear gas at over 1,000 mourners at the funeral procession on Wednesday, March 13, of a Junior University of Khartoum Economics major student who was killed by government forces on Tuesday, March 12. Ali Abakar Musa’s death heralded a new bout of protests marked by the new shoot-to-kill policies utilized by government forces to quell protests on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan and the renewed crisis in Darfur.  Protesters marched in fury chanting slogans that ranged from “the killing of a student, the killing of a nation” and for the “downfall of the regime” while avenging the death of a student and calling for a new revolution against Bashir’s ruling regime.   Read More »

Sudanese Torture Survivor Told "You No Longer Exist"

President Bashir of Sudan

Earlier this week, Dr. Mohamed Elgadi, an American citizen and Sudanese refugee, sent a passionate letter to President Obama describing his experience as a victim of torture in Sudan.  Read More »

#ElevatePeace - Building Momentum on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Amb. Samantha Power, SRSG Zainab Bangura, and Robin Wright at the UN

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2014, the Enough Project organized and co-hosted an event last Thursday with the United Nations Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict entitled “Elevating the Conversation on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict.”   Read More »

UNC-Chapel Hill Students Push for School, State to be Conflict-Free

This post was written by guest blogger and UNC-Chapel Hill student Danielle Allyn.

In the Kiswahili language, spoken by many in eastern Congo, methali (proverbs) play an important role in society. One such proverb reads Penye nia pana njia or, “Where there is a will, there is a way.  Read More »

Satellite Imagery shows Lost Boys' Clinic and Orphanage Touched by Violence in Duk County

Satellite Imagery shows Lost Boys' Clinic and Orphanage Touched by Violence in D

New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery shows at least 10 huts were burned since February 9, 2014 in Duk Payuel, in South Sudan’s Jonglei state. The area is home to the John Dau Foundation’s Duk Lost Boys Clinic and another project supported by former Lost Boy Joseph Akol Makeer: the African Heart American Soul Foundation's orphanage.  Read More »

U.S. Congress Acts on Sudan and South Sudan Conflicts

John Prendergast speaks before the House hearing on Sudan and South Sudan

Over the past few days, Congress has been active in its response to the conflicts unfolding in both Sudan and South Sudan. In the House, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing on Sudan and South Sudan.   Read More »

Time World: Satellite Images Show City Destroyed in South Sudan Conflict

South Sudan’s Jan. 23 ceasefire was supposed to put an end to more than a month of violence that killed roughly 10,000 people, displaced more than 800,000 others, and threatened to unravel the fragile social fabric of a fledgling state that has been independent for just 31 months.  Read More »

NGO Coalition Urges Administration: Fulfill Diplomatic Obligations in South Sudan and CAR

Over two dozen humanitarian organizations and NGOs have issued a joint appeal to Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Director of Office of Management and Budget Sylvia M. Burwell in advance of President Obama’s FY2015 Budget request to Congress, asking them to fulfill existing U.S. commitments in South Sudan and anticipate growing needs in the Central African Republic.  Read More »

Despite Truce, Satellites Confirm Malakal Under Attack Again

New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery shows more than 535 huts in and around Malakal have been destroyed in recent clashes, in direct violation the January cessation of hostilities agreement between South Sudan's combatant forces.  Read More »

LRA Crisis Tracker Report

This week, Enough Project partners The Resolve and Invisible Children released the 2013 LRA Crisis Tracker Annual Security Brief. The brief analyzes data on the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) gathered over the course of the year, touching on a wide range of critical issues like attacks, abductions, defections and whereabouts. It provides vital updates and recommendations, encouraging the continuation of regional and international efforts to counter the group’s activities.  Read More »

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