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Responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict zones: is the EU doing enough?

On March 5, 2014, the European Commission released its long-awaited responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones. The Regulation – basically a draft law – would establish a system that is fundamentally different from the approach taken by the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule. Business & human rights experts, namely the architect of the U.N. Guiding Principles (UNGPs), John Ruggie, also expressed concern with regards to the non-binding character of the due diligence exercise envisaged by the E.U.  Read More »

Refugees Once Again: A South Sudanese Perspective on the Crisis

Manyang Reath Kher

My earliest memories are of war, dead bodies, and of my own uncle saving my life. As a result of Sudan's second civil war, I became a refugee at the age of three. Now, war has come to my home country once again.    Read More »

Not In Our Name: A South Sudanese Perspective on the Crisis

Kuoth Wiel, South Sudanese actor and model

As South Sudanese, we worked hard to persevere through two civil wars. Now, our chance to have freedom and prosperity is threatened by political tension and ethnic division.  Read More »

U.N. in South Sudan Must Provide Information to Civilians: Aerial Reconnaissance is Essential for the Bor-Juba Corridor

As of the evening of January 4 (Juba time) there is growing alarm, even panic among civilians who are receiving conflicting reports from a wide range of sources—some open, some confidential, but all having an impact on those living in or near Juba and Bor, and in towns and villages between these capitals.  Read More »

Debt Relief for Sudan from The Netherlands: What Next?

Yesterday the Dutch government decided to offer debt relief to Sudan, an extraordinarily misguided action, the more so since Sudan was the only country favored by such relief.    Read More »

Documama: X-Box or Nintendo? It depends on your taste for violence.

Guest-blogger Elizabeth Atalay of Documama

I am not a big fan of violent video games, so clearly I’m not about to support a company that produces a product that feeds into real life armed conflict.  Read More »

Atma Foundation Launches Letters to Congo to Build Personal Connections

Monica Johansson and Alysa Atma

The Atma Foundation, a partner organization of the Enough Project, has launched a new initiative to build relationships and connections among American and Congolese women called Atma Letters.    Read More »

They Bombed Everything That Moved: Aerial Military Attacks on Civilians and Humanitarians in Sudan, 1999 - 2013

Refugees in Blue Nile State, Sudan

This week I published the fifth update to my original May 6, 2011 report and data spreadsheet on military attacks on civilians and humanitarians in Sudan.   Read More »

U.N. Peace Day 2013: Peace for the DR Congo

Mac McKinney

I really didn’t know much about Congo until I met a journalist who had been there and told me about the ongoing conflicts in Congo.  Read More »

#Atma100, Building Lasting Partnerships and Empowering Women

Alysha Atma, Executive Director of the Atma Foundation and Jenna Kunz, Director

Enough’s partner organization, The Atma Foundation, has teamed up a local Congolese organization Centre Kitumaini to create the Hand in Hand Program, which works to economically empower survivors of gender-based violence.  Read More »

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