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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.

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 »

Situation Report: A Satellite Snapshot of South Sudan’s War

Satellite imagery secured on January 10 shows extensive destruction of huts, or

For the past month, South Sudan has been engulfed in an expanding civil war. The United Nations estimates that over 395,000 people have been displaced by violence, 352,000 internally, of which 60,000 have sought shelter at U.N. compounds around the country. The Satellite Sentinel Project has just released a new report, that augments existing reporting on South Sudan's civil war with satellite imagery of Mayom and Bor, captured from 300 miles above the earth.  Read More »

Omaze-ing Opportunity: Win a Dream Experience with George Clooney and Hans Zimmer

George Clooney and Hans Zimmer

The Enough Project is partnering with Omaze and Not on Our Watch in an exciting initiative giving individuals a chance to enter a raffle to win one of two once-in-a-lifetime experiences: spend the evening and walk down the red carpet with George Clooney and join award-winning composer Hans Zimmer in the final studio scoring session for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.   Read More »

Fireside Chat with Intel CEO, the Enough Project and activist Robin Wright

Join conversation and moderated Q&A with Intel and social activists, including the Enough Project and Actress Robin Wright, on the challenge for the electronics industry, as a main users of metals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in making conflict-free products.  Read More »

Huffington Post: South Sudan in the Senate

South Sudan in the Senate

Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a hearing on the urgent crisis unfolding in South Sudan. The U.S. has played a crucial role in supporting past peace efforts in Sudan and South Sudan over the past couple decades, and should continue that tradition now. There are a number of specific things the U.S. can do to make a real difference in supporting peace right now in South Sudan that I outline in my testimony.  Read More »

The New York Times' Room for Debate: Preventing Civil War in South Sudan

Displaced civilians prepare to sleep in the open at night in the town of Awerial

The New York Times' Room for Debate posed the question: Given the critical role the United States and other foreign entities played in the creation of South Sudan, what is their responsibility as the region faces another civil war? Six panelists weigh in.   Read More »

ThinkProgress: Intel Announces First 'Conflict-Free' Microprocessor

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

Tech giant Intel on Monday announced that its entire 2014 line of microprocessors would be free from so-called “conflict minerals,” making them the first in the rare mineral-heavy industry to completely phase out their use in one of their products.  Read More »

ESPN Features Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' Commitment to Congo

Green Bay Packers Star Quarterback and NFL Super Bowl Champion Aaron Rodgers recently partnered with the Enough Project's Raise Hope for Congo campaign as a celebrity upstander, committing his time and platform to raise awareness about the conflict in Congo, and to support efforts to push for responsible minerals sourcing from the region.   Read More »

Daily Beast Op-ed: George Clooney: How to Stop An Inferno in South Sudan

After suffering so long for independence, South Sudan faces a new civil war. What the country’s leaders and the international community can do to contain the crisis.  Read More »

The Power of Photography to Bear Witness

Award-winning photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale speaks to the role photography plays in bearing witness, bringing awareness and leading to action against to human rights abuses. His latest work "The Price of Precious" in National Geographic magazine's 125th Anniversary Collector’s Edition "Photography Issue," explores the role conflict minerals play in the violence in eastern Congo.  Bleasdale photographed a rebel-controlled gold mine, and Nyabibwe, a conflict-free tin mine, both on the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.   Read More »

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