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John Prendergast on CNN International: South Sudan's Anniversary Marks Little to Celebrate

Enough Project's John Prendergast discusses the problems still plaguing South Sudan as the country marks its fourth Independence Day.

Enough Project's John Prendergast discusses the problems still plaguing South Sudan as the country marks its fourth Independence Day with CNN International's Isha Sesay.

 

 

Akshaya Kumar on Following the Money to End Conflict in Africa - The Street

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As President Obama journeys to Africa, one human rights group believes a new strategy is needed to stop deadly conflicts in the region - by going after the money funding the warfare. This week, the Enough Project launched its initiative called The Sentry.

As President Obama journeys to Africa, one human rights group believes a new strategy is needed to stop deadly conflicts in the region - by going after the money funding the warfare. This week, the Enough Project launched its initiative called The Sentry, which was co-founded by actor George Clooney. As Clooney explained, 'we want to follow the money and find out how mass atrocities are funded.' TheStreet spoke about The Sentry with Akshaya Kumar, a policy analyst at the Enough Project.

 

Akshaya Kumar @ TEDxAmericanUniversity: Because Atrocity Crimes Shouldn't Pay

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In this TEDxAmericanUniversity talk, Akshaya makes a call for the human rights movement to adopt a new vocabulary and apply a different toolbox for atrocity prevention: financial crimes enforcement.

 

 

From Save Darfur to Kony2012, activists have been forced to confront the very real limits of name and shame strategies. Relying on the discourse of emotional empathy and moral outrage has not yielded dividends in the struggle to stem the tide of atrocities around the world. But, while America's diplomatic capital may be depleted, our financial systems remains indispensable. Recognizing that global capital cannot move without coming into contact with US dollars, Akshaya makes a call for the human rights movement to adopt a new vocabulary and apply a different toolbox for atrocity prevention: financial crimes enforcement.

Video Supervisor: Ford Fischer
Filmed by Arun Raman, Delana Listman, and Elaina Kimes
Edited by Ford Fischer

Recorded in The Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre at American University, Washington, DC

Akshaya is a human rights advocate with a special interest in addressing the complex political and legal challenges presented by transitional and post-conflict contexts. She currently coordinates the Enough Project's work on Sudan and South Sudan with timely, gender sensitive research, advocacy and analysis about the human rights situation in both countries. She holds a JD from Columbia Law School and an LLM from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Her passion for Sudan and South Sudan was originally sparked through work as a volunteer teacher at St. Andrews refugee services in Cairo.

2015 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling

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Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast presents Aicha Elbasri with the 2015 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling.

 

On April 29, Aicha Elbasri was awarded the 2015 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling. The Enough Project's Founding Director John Prendergast presented her with the award.

 

The annual Ridenhour Prizes recognize those who persevere in acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society. To learn more about the The Ridenhour Prizes, please visit their website.

6th Annual Women in the World Summit: A Conversation with Samantha Power and Robin Wright

Samantha Power, the United States Ambassador to the UN, in conversation with actor and Enough Project upstander Robin Wright, on endemic violence and corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Samantha Power, the United States Ambassador to the UN, in conversation with actor and Enough Project upstander Robin Wright, on endemic violence and corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape as a weapon of war is commonplace, and where the land's abundant minerals perpetuate instability and conflict.

Robin Wright, Award-Winning Actress, Director, Philanthropist, Co-Founder Pour Les Femmes Sleepwear 

Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

Moderated by Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

The Sixth Annual Women In The World Summit was hosted from April 22-24, 2015. The struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe came to life in this dynamic three-day summit. World leaders, industry icons, movie stars, and CEOs convened with artists, rebels, peacemakers, and activists to tell their stories and share their plans of action.

For more information, please visit: nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld.

6th Annual Women in the World Summit: John Prendergast Discusses #BringBackOurGirls

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One year after #Bring Back Our Girls — was it just a hashtag? And will the new Nigerian government succeed in finding them? 

One year after #Bring Back Our Girls — was it just a hashtag? And will the new Nigerian government succeed in finding them?

John Prendergast, Founding Director, The Enough Project joins Obiageli Ezekwesili, Co-Founder, Bring Back Our Girls; Alexis Okeowo, Writer, The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker in a panel moderated by Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, 60 Minutes during the The Sixth Annual Women in The World Summit.

The Sixth Annual Women In The World Summit was hosted from April 22-24, 2015. The struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe came to life in this dynamic three-day summit. World leaders, industry icons, movie stars, and CEOs convened with artists, rebels, peacemakers, and activists to tell their stories and share their plans of action.

For more information, please visit: nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld.

Does Your Technology Have a Conscience? Student Activism and the Conflict-Free Movement

Roxanne Rahnama is the Strategic Oversight and Resolutions Coordinator for the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative. This video shares her story about joining the conflict-free movement and highlights the importance of collaboration between activists and companies like Intel who are working to source clean minerals from Congo.

Pressure from consumers, students, and activists has spurred action within the electronics industry to clean up their supply chains. Companies like Intel are leading the way to ensure that their products do not contain minerals that originated in conflict areas in Congo. While much progress has been made in recent years, further action is needed in order for a truly conflict-free minerals trade to take root.

Roxanne Rahnama is the Strategic Oversight and Resolutions Coordinator for the Enough Project's Conflict-Free Campus Initiative. Roxanne is a senior at UC Berkeley, where she is pursuing a B.A. in Economics, a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy, and minoring in Global Poverty and Practice. At Berkeley, she founded and facilitates an undergraduate-run course on Natural Resource Conflicts and Corporate Social Responsibility. She first became involved in the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative after serving as a Raise Hope for Congo intern at the Enough Project in the summer of 2012.

TEDx: Capturing the Conflict Mineral Trade in DRC with Marcus Bleasdale

Enough Project Senior Fellow Marcus Bleasdale is a documentary photographer who uses his work to influence policy makers around the world. This TEDx talk was given by him on the topic of the price of modern technology and capturing the conflict mineral trade in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The price of modern technology: capturing conflict mineral trade in Democratic Republic of Congo - Marcus Bleasdale, Enough Project Senior Fellow

Marcus Bleasdale is a documentary photographer who uses his work to influence policy makers around the world. His work appears in National Geographic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME and his work on human rights and conflict has been shown at the US Senate, The US House of Representatives, The United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the UK. In this eye-opening talk, Marcus' photographs bear witness to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that is fueled by conflict minerals to be used in everyday electronic devices.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Two Sudans: The Paths Forward

A panel conversation co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Harvard University Committee on African Studies. Featuring Enough Project Advisor Omer Ismail.

A panel conversation co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Harvard University Committee on African Studies.

David King, Harvard University with panelists:
Mariam Al-Mahdi, Umma Party
Alex de Waal, World Peace Foundation
Omer Ismail, Enough Project
Deng Majok Chol, Harvard Kennedy School

The original video is posted on the Carr Center's YouTube channel.

Bashir's Newest Victims in Darfur

In 2003, brutal attacks on Darfur's civilian population captured the world's attention, but attention has drifted away from the war-torn region, since violence in Darfur diminished in the mid 2000s. Still, the root causes of the conflict persist. This mini-documentary done in coordination with our partners at iAct features the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Omer Ismail speaking with displaced Darfuris and hearing their stories.

Bashir's Newest Victims in Darfur from i-ACT on Vimeo.

In 2003, brutal attacks on Darfur's civilian population captured the world's attention. By 2004, the US government had enough evidence to call the Sudanese government's campaign against its own people a genocide. Activists, politicians and the UN mobilized to try to respond. But the killing continued.

Attention has drifted away from the war-torn region, since violence in Darfur diminished in the mid 2000s. Still, the root causes of the conflict persist. In the first half of 2013, we've seen a resurgence. Hundreds of thousands of Darfuris have been displaced and many more have fled across the border to Chad.

Featuring the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Omer Ismail.

Produced and presented by: James Thacher and Gabriel Stauring for the Enough Project and i-ACT
Camera by James Thacher
Edited by James Thacher
Music: “Respiration” by Podington Bear

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