Maryland's conflict minerals legislation faced no opposition at a hearing before the State Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee last week, clearing the path for the next step in the legislative process. Read More »
As part of Jewish World Watch's "Hear Her Voice" advocacy delegation, JWW will host a Capitol Hill reception highlighting current issues related to women in conflict with a focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and the Republic of South Sudan. This event will feature acclaimed spoken word artist Omékongo Dibinga. Complimentary appetizers and spirits will be served.
Enough's Raise Hope for Congo campaign is supporting this event.
Legislation introduced in Congress last week could greatly propel efforts to bring to justice the world’s most wanted war criminals and human rights offenders. If passed, this legislation would bolster initiatives to arrest and convict individuals wanted by the International Criminal Court, or ICC. Read More »
New York City Fashion Week is a time for clothes, models, and… Raise Hope for Congo?
Well this year, actress and Raise Hope for Congo supporter Emmanuelle Chriqui, hosted Gen Art’s fashion show with proceeds benefitting the RHFC campaign. In addition to the likes of designers Gemma Kahng, Samantha Pleet, and sibling duo line William Okpo, models sported our very own gray and orange RHFC t-shirts down the runway, which according to Sarah Hall and Clark Seydel of Huffington Post Style, was the “best thing that happened on any catwalk all week.” Read More »
Singer/songwriter and activist Courtney B. Wong's video about conflict minerals from Congo first caught the eye of the Raise Hope for Congo campaign team on YouTube last month. In this guest blog post, Wong writes about her motivation and dedication to her activism to end human trafficking.
Tensions in Congo’s capital are rising as the Congolese government took swift action this week to suppress opposition voices.
The government banned a peaceful march organized by Catholic religious leaders yesterday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of what is known as the “Christians Massacre” and to protest the recent botched presidential and legislation elections. The anniversary marks the day in 1992 when several Christians were killed during a pro-democracy rally against the closure of a national conference to debate the Mobutu Sese Seko regime. Yesterday, soldiers met peaceful demonstrators with tear-gas and arrests. Congo’s Voice of the Voiceless rights group reports that three priests and two nuns have been imprisoned, and soldiers and police fired tear gas into church compounds to prevent people from participatingRead More »