Rachel Finn's blog

Rachel Finn is the Enough Project’s Advocacy Manager. She recently served as a Research Associate with the International Center for Conciliation.  Prior to this experience, she was a Tony Blair Faith Foundation Faiths Act Fellow at the San Francisco Interfaith Council, mobilizing local communities around the UN Millennium Development Goals in interfaith settings, with a focus on a malaria-based community health project in Sierra Leone.  

Rachel holds a BA in International Relations from Tufts University, where she studied international security, religion, and worked on campus-wide genocide education programming.  She believes deeply in our personal responsibility to end crimes against humanity and mass atrocities throughout the world.

U.S. Sanctions Kony's Sons for Ivory Trafficking following Enough Project Research

On Tuesday, August 23, the U.S. Treasury Department placed two commanders of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) under U.S. sanctions, Salim and Ali Kony. The Enough Project was the first to report on Salim and Ali leading LRA ivory trafficking in October 2015. The sanctions will make it harder for regional government or army officials to conduct business with the LRA and pave the way for future possible sanctions.  Read More »

120 Members of Congress Urge President Obama to Prioritize Sudan

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)

On Wednesday, May 4, 120 bispartisan Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to keep Sudan a priority in the final months of his Administration.  Read More »

John Prendergast Testifies before Congress on South Sudan

John Prendergast testifying on April 27, 2016

On Wednesday April 27, Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations for a hearing entitled “South Sudan’s Prospects for Peace and Security.”  Read More »

Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army Added by U.S., U.N. to Additional Sanctions Designations Lists

Photo: Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony (AP)

This week, the U.S. Government and the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) took additional positive steps to ensure Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) are subject to U.S. and multilateral sanctions.    Read More »

Advocates Take Action in D.C. for 2nd Lemkin Summit

From January 30-February 1, approximately 140 activists and student leaders in the anti-atrocity movement came to D.C. to network with one another, develop their advocacy skills, and engage with experts on new approaches and non-traditional tools to end and prevent mass atrocities in places such as the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Sudan.

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Sen. Markey urges strong U.S. policy, including targeted sanctions, in support of timely, free, and fair Congolese Elections

On Thursday, February 4, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, expressing deep concern over, and urging strong action in response to, delayed Presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo).  Read More »

Statement from White House on Joint US-China Commitment on Wildlife Trafficking and Peacekeeping

The White House

The White House Fact Sheet following Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to the U.S. includes joint commitments from the two countries on both wildlife trafficking and peacekeeping as part of their collaboration to address global and regional challenges.  Read More »

ICC Case against Bosco Ntaganda Begins

2009 file photo of Bosco Ntaganda (seated center)

Today, September 2nd, 2015, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague opens its case against Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda. Ntaganda faces a total of 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.  Read More »

Portland, Oregon Passes Conflict-Free City Resolution

Portland, OR

Activists and policymakers are celebrating the Portland City Council’s vote today to enact a policy enabling them to support purchasing conflict-free products from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Read More »

Take Action this #WorldElephantDay

Elephants in Garamba (Photo by Nuria Ortega/African Parks Network, 2013)

Today, people around the globe are coming together in support of elephants.  This year is particularly important as wildlife trafficking, which includes the poaching of ivory tusks from elephants, continues to pose a large threat to populations of elephants.  Read More »

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