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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 US Takes New, Robust Steps to Combat Illegal Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking

For the first time, the United States has announced a National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking and a ban on the commercial trade of elephant ivory. This new strategy aims to “ensure that the United States is not contributing to poaching of elephants and illegal trade in elephant ivory.” Essentially, the U.S. ban prohibits commercial imports and exports in the hopes of leading a global effort to effectively protect and preserve our world’s wildlife and develop respect for the rule of law.The announcement also pledged to work closely with Congress to strengthen existing laws that combat wildlife trafficking and to adopt new ones to increase our ability to end this global challenge.  Read More »

Introducing “South Sudan Conflict” – A New Blog Series

In this new blog series, the Enough Project will share updated reports and coverage on the emerging conflict in South Sudan. We plan to highlight a range of issues, including human rights violations, humanitarian concerns, and key actions by the international community, as well as feature South Sudanese voices and our own work toward supporting solutions.  Read More »

South Sudan Hill Briefing Recap

L to R: Geoffrey L. Duke, Hans Rouw, and Akshaya Kumar

On February 7, there was a South Sudan briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the latest developments from the ground, analysis on the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, and concrete policy recommendations.  Read More »

Students and Activists Call for #CongoPeace

#congopeace Instagram submission

On March 6, the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo campaign is partnering with the United Nations for an event to raise awareness about sexual violence in conflict and how it intersects with inarmed conflict, peace building, and conflict minerals trade.  Read More »

Invisible Children LRA Update: First LRA attack in Obo, CAR in over a year

 Our partner Invisible Children documented recent LRA activity in Obo, Central African Republic. IC's Bridgette Bugay gives a timeline constructed from information gathered from IC staff through interviews with victims and civilians in Obo.   Read More »

Omaze Winners Hit the Red Carpet with George Clooney

George Clooney with Jean Allen and daughter Victoria

Last night, the lucky winners of the Omaze experience hit the red carpet for the premiere of Monuments Men and Satellite Sentinel Project Co- Founder George Clooney.   Read More »

South Sudan: Satellites Show Homes Aflame in Opposition Leader's Hometown

New DigitalGlobe satellite images acquired on February 2, 2014 confirm at least one violation of the cessation of hostilities agreement signed by South Sudan's combatant forces less than two weeks ago.  Read More »

Conflict-Free Smelters for All Four Conflict Minerals

Gold in a tin (Sasha Lezhnev/Enough Project)

This week, the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, or CFSI, an initiative on conflict minerals of the tech industry association the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, or EICC, announced that, for the first time, there are now audited conflict-free smelters or refiners for the four identified conflict minerals: tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold.  Read More »

Op-ed: To prevent an M23 resurgence in Congo, perpetrators must face justice

M23 rebels in eastern Congo.

Early last November, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the world celebrated the surrender of the M23 rebel group, marking a watershed moment in Congo's chronically unstable peace process.  Read More »

Update: Viewing The South Sudan Crisis From Space

Mayom destroyed, DigitalGlobe imagery taken on January 10, 2014

Since the clashes between the South Sudanese government and rebel forces broke out in late December, the toll on the civilians caught in the crossfire has escalated more rapidly than many could have predicted.  Read More »

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