With the dust from the second Sudanese civil war barely settled, South Sudan has plunged back into full-scale conflict that shows no sign of a peaceful resolution. Just as the civil war drove millions from their homes between 1983-2005, and set off a massive humanitarian catastrophe, renewed conflict has left the young nation on the brink of starvation. Read More »
Youth have been key fighters in South Sudan’s various conflicts for decades, as depicted in the new feature film The Good Lie. As the country’s ongoing crisis unfolds, with little evidence of abatement, youth continue to suffer the consequences as both the victims and perpetrators of violence, with few alternatives for a better life. Read More »
The Good Lie, a new Warner Brothers film, depicts the shared experiences of several of the "Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan" during the Second Sudanese Civil War and is a powerful point of entry into the story of peace and conflict in South Sudan. This discussion guide can be used in the classroom or among youth groups to enhance and inform conversations surrounding the film.
Sudan’s second civil war and U.S. humanitarian efforts elevated the “lost boys” to widespread recognition. But little attention has been paid to the “lost girls” of Sudan. As South Sudan plunges back into violent conflict, the risks girls face are mounting, including sexual and gender-based violence. Read More »
South Sudan achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, marking a major milestone and promising to bring with it peace, prosperity, equality, and development. However, in December 2013, a political power struggle unleashed a new and brutal armed conflict that continues today and civilians are paying the highest price.
Katie-Jay Scott Stauring, Director of Operations and Community Involvement at i-ACT, wrote this piece following her attendance at the screening of The Good Lie at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Read More »
Our latest publication on the crisis in South Sudan urges the international community to build economic leverage for peace by imposing consequences for the country’s warring elites who are undermining the peace process, committing atrocities, and obstructing humanitarian aid. Read More »
On the Occasion of the September 25 Ministerial High-Level Meeting on South Sudan during the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 19 non-governmental organizations released released a joint statement on the conflict in South Sudan. Read More »
The in-depth report by Eric Reeves, Senior Fellow at the Enough Project and Professor at Smith College, details the importance of targeted sanctions and presents a case for further punitive measures by the international community in response to war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Sudanese government.
Eric Reeves, author of the report, said: "What is clear is the importance of sanctions that target those most culpable in destruction and suffering that have been concealed for years. Targeted sanctions directed at al-Bashir and his cohort of political cronies and culpable senior army officers would serve as a warning to others complicit in atrocity crimes, weaken these men politically, and strip them of assets that belong to the people of Sudan.”
"Effective targeted sanctions will require the commitment of significant financial and forensic resources,” said Dr. Reeves. “But without the cooperation of the Europeans and enhanced efforts by the United States, the brutal men in Khartoum will continue to enjoy their dwindling days of tyranny."
John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, said: “Dr. Reeves’ report scratches beneath the surface of IMF and World Bank reports on the Sudanese economy, revealing a foundation eaten away by the twin termites of corruption and excessive security spending.”
"Eric Reeves has been a powerful voice for years in support of more robust action to counter the atrocities committed by the Khartoum government,” said Prendergast. “We hope this work can inspire a greater commitment by the United States and the broader international community to sustainable peace and human rights in Sudan.”
“Watching the Bubble Burst” launches two Enough Project initiatives: an Enough Forum where expert commentary will be solicited on key issues related to the Horn, East and Central Africa, and a series of reports and investigations into the economic roots of conflict and crisis in Sudan and South Sudan.
Link to the full report “Watching the Bubble Burst: Political Implications of Sudan's Economic Implosion”: http://eno.ug/1maCY89
Presented by the Enough Project, the Enough Forum is a platform for dynamic discourse engaging critical issues, challenges and questions among thought leaders, field researchers and policy experts.
The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more: www.enoughproject.org.