In a new video, Intel took a significant step beyond the commitments of other electronics companies by publicly stating its intent “to manufacture the world’s first verified, conflict-free microprocessor by 2013.” No other company from the electronics, jewelry, or automotive sectors have made a similar commitment, so this goal represents a serious step forward. Read More »
The Security Council did something truly extraordinary last week, particularly given recent dissent among its members over Syria and other geopolitical issues implicating human rights: on March 6 it issued a Presidential Statement on Sudan and South Sudan that appears to exhibit a growing international consensus on certain critical issues. Read More »
If the hearing words “Kony 2012” doesn’t automatically ignite a spark of recognition, you are probably the last of a dwindling set of people who have not yet encountered this viral campaign taking the world by storm over the past week. As partners in the Kony 2012 campaign, Enough and Resolve have developed complementary actions that build off the massive success of the campaign and encourage new activists to go beyond awareness raising to take other meaningful steps. Read More »
On March 5, Enough Project partner organization Invisible Children launched the Kony 2012 campaign and released a 30-minute video that has received more than 50 million views on YouTube. The violent operations of the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, in central Africa have almost overnight become the talk of the nation. To provide context for the Kony 2012 campaign, check out the following interviews this week with Enough Project’s LRA Policy Analyst Ashley Benner and Policy Consultant Sasha Lezhnev. Read More »
March marks the end of the annual V-Day season as the last local groups at colleges and community and religious centers perform their renditions of playwright and activist Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues. First performed nearly 15 years ago, the monologues were created through interviews with women around the world. Ensler compiled composite vignettes, which explore the lives of women. V-Day campaigns have grown out of the Vagina Monologues movement and serve as the activism center of the movement. Read More »
In honor of International Women’s Day it is important to take stock of the national and international mechanisms in support of gendered equality and women’s rights. The U.S. National Security Strategy notes that countries are more peaceful and prosperous when women are accorded full and equal rights, and therefore it is in our national interest to support and empower women throughout the world.
To this end, the Obama administration recently adopted the first U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, officially integrating gender issues across government initiatives. Read More »
Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) introduced legislation that calls for a comprehensive approach to end serious human rights abuses and promote democratic transformation in Sudan. Read More »
Since the early 1900s countries around the world have celebrated International Women’s Day as a time to recognize the role of women in society and mobilize against injustices specifically impacting half of the world’s population. At Enough, rather than confining our commemoration to just one day—March 8—we’re giving a special focus to women all this week, to highlight how the conflicts we’re working to end affect women and girls, and to recognize the work of heroes advocating on their behalf.
In the fifth and final post of our International Women’s Week coverage, Enough’s Kenya based researcher Laura Heaton shares testimonies from children in Somalia about the impact of the decades-long conflict. Read More »