Conflict Minerals

Congo: Sen. Durbin, 11 Members of Congress Urge SEC to Uphold Conflict Minerals Requirements

On April 14, the US District Court of Appeals issued its decision on a case challenging the validity of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) conflict minerals rule that originated from Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform Act. 12 members of Congress led by Senator Durbin issued a letter to the SEC, strongly encouraging it to proceed with the implementation of the rule.  Read More »

Emmanuelle Chriqui, Omékongo Dibinga launch “Congo on the Come Up” on HuffPo Live

Actor and activist Emmanuelle Chriqui joined hip hop artist Omékongo Dibinga and Raise Hope for Congo Campaign Manager JD Stier on a HuffPo Live segment to discuss the growing movement for peace in Congo and launch a new music video, "Congo on the Come Up."  Read More »

Making American University Conflict-Free

In 2013, American University (AU) became the first school in the Washington, D.C. area to adopt conflict-free purchasing guidelines. The co-leaders of Empower Congo, a campus group that took on the Conflict Free Campus Initiative have outlined how and why they were successful in reaching this turning point and their plans to continue advocating for the people of Congo.   Read More »

Intel’s CEO, Enough, UN, Congo, and ICGLR: Time to Source and Invest Responsibly in Minerals in Congo & the Great Lakes Region

On Wednesday, the Enough Project and tech company Intel co-hosted a forward-looking panel on Responsible Sourcing and Investing in the Congo and the Great Lakes Region, attended by more than 90 policymakers, business leaders, and advocates. The panel was an opportunity for the private sector, NGOs, the United Nations, and African and partner governments to discuss how to move forward in building a responsible minerals trade and positive investment in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region. This dialogue, however, was only the beginning of the conversation.  Read More »

Apple makes progress on conflict minerals, should build on work in Congo

Three and a half years ago, Enough and Campus Progress (now known as Generation Progress) protested the opening of Apple’s  prestigious new store in Georgetown, Washington, DC because it was lagging behind other companies on combating the trade in conflict minerals from eastern Congo. Today, such a protest would be unnecessary. Apple released its annual Supplier Responsibility report yesterday, and the company is making some significant strides on conflict minerals.  Read More »

This Valentine's Day, Say Yes to Congo

Three Little Words . . . Congo Conflict Free

Here we are again, that time of year where love is officially celebrated between family, friends, lovers, crushes and colleagues. Valentine's Day. Honestly, we both look forward to this holiday. What's not to love? Valentine's Day is the holiday for love, but the gold so many people give each other as a symbol of their love may be fueling violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The silver lining: we can do quite a bit as consumers to help our jewelry companies address conflict gold.  Read More »

Students and Activists Call for #CongoPeace

#congopeace Instagram submission

On March 6, the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo campaign is partnering with the United Nations for an event to raise awareness about sexual violence in conflict and how it intersects with inarmed conflict, peace building, and conflict minerals trade.  Read More »

Conflict-Free Smelters for All Four Conflict Minerals

Gold in a tin (Sasha Lezhnev/Enough Project)

This week, the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, or CFSI, an initiative on conflict minerals of the tech industry association the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, or EICC, announced that, for the first time, there are now audited conflict-free smelters or refiners for the four identified conflict minerals: tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold.  Read More »

Understanding Eastern Congo's ADF-NALU Rebels

Congolese armed groups withdraw from Goma (AP)

On January 17, the Congolese military began conducting military operations in northeastern Beni territory, in North Kivu province, against one of its oldest and least understood armed rebel groups: the Allied Democratic Forces - National Army for the Liberation of Uganda, or ADF-NALU.  Read More »

Fireside Chat with Intel CEO, the Enough Project and activist Robin Wright

Join conversation and moderated Q&A with Intel and social activists, including the Enough Project and Actress Robin Wright, on the challenge for the electronics industry, as a main users of metals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in making conflict-free products.  Read More »

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