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Pushing for Peace: Why Congo’s Women Need a Seat at the Table

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day this year, women in one of the most conflict-plagued corners of the world continue to push for stability and peace on behalf of their families, their communities, and their region. The courageous women of eastern Congo are fighting an uphill battle within a society entrenched in patriarchal norms, which has been slow to recognize the added value that an inclusive process can bring to ensure lasting peace.  Read More »

Enough Project Welcomes John Kerry as Secretary of State; Urges His Continued Support on Sudan, Congo, and LRA

Longtime human rights champion Senator John Kerry was confirmed yesterday as the new U.S. Secretary of State by a Senate vote of 94-3. As the new administration settles in for the next four years, Secretary Kerry—who has been an outspoken and staunch advocate for human rights—will now, more than ever, be positioned to help support African nations in ending crimes against humanity and building a path toward long-term peace and stability.  Read More »

New Policy Brief: Why Congo Needs a Broadened Peace Process

M23 rebel soldiers in Congo

Last week, on November 20, the M23 rebels seized Goma, a major city in eastern Congo, escalating the ongoing conflict and highlighting the urgency for a credible peace process. Over the weekend, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, or ICGLR, met in Kampala for a high-level crisis summit—attended by the presidents of Congo and Uganda as well as by representatives of the M23—to discuss the increasing crisis.  Read More »

New Report: Starvation Warfare in South Kordofan’s Nuba Mountains

As the humanitarian crisis unfolds in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, international humanitarian organizations have not been able to assess the nutrition and food security situation in these areas… until now. For the first time since 2011—when the government of Sudan banned all international humanitarian aid organizations from operating in the two states—an independent rapid food security and nutrition assessment has been conducted in South Kordofan state.  Read More »

Envisioning a New Sudan

As dissent to Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party, or NCP, grows, the elusive question of what an alternative government would look like has spurred visionary documents from Sudan’s opposition groups. On October 4, members of the armed opposition the Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF, met in Kampala and signed a 20-page document entitled “The Restructuring of the Sudanese State,” which offers an alternative blueprint to President Bashir’s authoritarian regime.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Girls, not Guns: The Promise of Progress for South Sudan

During the first year of independence for the world’s newest nation, women of South Sudan united to amplify their voices and ensure their rights are guaranteed in the constitution and enforced by the government. These efforts have led to some milestones in the development of women’s rights in South Sudan, but many challenges still remain.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Rudwan Dawod: The Face of Sudan’s Non-Violent Revolution

After enduring 45 days of detainment, beatings, torture, a trial in Sudanese court, and two arrests, Rudwan Dawod is free and back with his family in the United States. And although Dawod’s nightmare is finally over, many other political prisoners and human rights activists in Sudan still remain in custody.  Read More »

#FreeRudwan: Sudan’s National Security Re-Arrests Activist Rudwan Dawod

Just as loved ones and supporters began to celebrate the release of Sudanese activist Rudwan Dawod on August 13, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services, or NISS, re-arrested Dawod and took him to an undisclosed location.  Read More »

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