Human Rights

#SudanRevolts: Crackdown in Sudan Leaves Over 2,000 Activists Detained, but Protests Continue

Over 2,000 activists have been detained since protests began in Khartoum on June 16, the activist group Girifna reported, prompting mounting international criticism and spurring more solidarity from Sudanese opposition groups.  Read More »

'We Choose Peace’ Rally at the White House Kicks Off Events Worldwide

A version of this piece by Carly Oboth, originally published on July 9, is cross-posted from the United to End Genocide blog.  Read More »

‘I’m Not Leaving’: A Q+A with Carl Wilkens, an American in Rwanda during the Genocide

From June 20 through July 31, the Enough Project’s Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program is featuring I’m Not Leaving, by Carl Wilkens, as a suggested reading in our Summer Service Challenge. The Summer Service Challenge is an opportunity for students, teachers, and community members in the United States to learn about, raise awareness of, and take action in honor of refugees worldwide. The Enough Project interviewed Carl Wilkens about his new book and his continued global efforts to encourage activism, particularly among youth, for human rights.  Read More »

Voices of Sudan Gathers Advocates on Capitol Hill for Independence Day Event

Monday marked the one-year anniversary of South Sudanese independence. To commemorate the day, Voices for Sudan held a press conference and invited three Sudan-watchers, including Enough Project Sudan Policy Analyst Jenn Christian, to comment on the current state of South Sudan and Sudan. The other speakers included Faith McDonnell, the director of religious liberty programs at the Institute on Religion and Democracy and Shaza Bala Elmahdi, a student activist with Girifna.  Read More »

ICC Delivers First Sentence: 14 Years for Congolese Warlord Lubanga

The International Criminal Court handed down a sentence today in the first trial before the tribunal, giving Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga 14 years behind bars in The Hague. Lubanga will serve eight years, given that the judges took into account that he has been in the custody of the court and Congolese authorities for six.  Read More »

U.S. State Department Hosts Special Screening of ‘I Am Congo’ Video Series

Wendy Crompton is a law student and intern at the U.S. State Department, where she recently attended a screening of the video series "I Am Congo,” produced by the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo campaign. In this guest blog post she writes about the impact the stories featured in the video had on her work.  Read More »

South Sudan’s Independence: Taking Stock One Year Later

A day after South Sudan marked its first birthday, this week’s post in the series Enough 101 offers an overview of the challenges the new country faces.  Read More »

Human Rights Groups and Civil Society Leaders Call for Reinstatement of Amnesty for LRA Rebels

On June 25, a coalition of 22 human rights organizations and civil society leaders in Uganda, Congo, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the U.S. issued a statement calling on the Ugandan government to reinstate Part II of its Amnesty Act and to promote greater accountability and reconciliation.  This provision, which was allowed to expire on May 23 while the rest of the act was renewed, has proven an effective tool in the encouragement of defections among combatants within the ranks of the infamous Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA.  Read More »

M23 Seizes Control Over Key Transit Towns along Congo Border

Over the past week, the M23 rebels have made major advances on strategic border towns in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since their rebellion from the Congolese army over three months ago, the M23 movement has grown considerably in manpower and occupied territory.  Read More »

Less Pomp on South Sudan’s First Birthday

South Sudan’s first year as a nation, marked by a fast deteriorating economy, a return to hostilities with Sudan, and significant inter-communal violence, was expectedly celebrated with less fanfare than its official independence from Sudan last year.  Read More »

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