Take Action Now: Urge your Member of Congress to Cosponsor H.R. 2989.Take Action Now >>
Legislation has recently been introduced in the House of Representatives that seeks to support a peaceful outcome to the ongoing violence in South Sudan. In December 2013, tensions between political leaders sparked a new civil conflict in South Sudan that has killed tens of thousands, displaced an estimated two million people, including over 500,000 refugees, and left 4.6 million people – 40 percent of the population – facing the threat of extreme hunger and in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.
In recent years, electronics companies and policymakers have made important progress towards developing a conflict-free trade for tin, tungsten, and tantalum in eastern Congo. However, gold remains a significant source of funding for armed groups that commit atrocities. This holiday season, Enough will launch a leaderboard highlighting the top jewelry retailers taking positive action in the effort to help create a conflict-free gold trade from eastern Congo.
Take Action Now: Join CFCI students and others in demonstrating consumer demand for leadership from jewelry retailers in accessing conflict-free gold from Congo.Take Action Now >>
Check out the Enough Project's Company Rankings to learn more about what companies are doing to address the issue of conflict minerals in their supply chains. As a consumer, you have the power to get electronics and other companies to make fully conflict-free products and to source clean minerals from Congo
Take Action Now: Send a message to industry leaders asking them to make fully conflict-free products containing clean minerals from Congo.
Check out Enough’s latest report, “Behind the Headlines” which identifies the core underlying economic and security-related drivers of horrific conflict in CAR. It is time for the international community to support long-term, sustainable peace in CAR.
Take Action Now: Send a message to U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power asking her to urge the UN to work with others in supporting all voices towards peace and reconciliation in the Central African Republic.