RAISE Hope for Congo seeks to fundamentally change the equation for Congo by using The Enough Project’s robust field research, advocacy, and communications to bolster a broad grassroots movement that promotes lasting solutions. Our initiatives work to educate and empower individuals to be a part of these solutions to the conflict.
The conflict in eastern Congo is being fueled by a multi-million dollar trade in minerals essential to our electronic products. Over five million people have died as a result, and hundreds of thousands of women have been raped over the past decade. The armed groups perpetuating the violence generate an estimated $183 million each year by trading in four main minerals: the 3Ts and gold.
Violence Against Women
Countless women and girls have been raped or faced other forms of violence since the onset of the conflict. The United Nations has called eastern Congo the most dangerous place on earth to be a woman or a girl. Efforts to protect women are failing spectacularly. Yet Congo’s women are the backbone of Congolese society and the country’s best hope for a brighter and more prosperous future.
Make Your Campus Conflict-Free
Your school may be helping to underwrite the deadliest war in the world. The thousands of dollars that your school spends on products for its libraries and computer labs may be indirectly lining the pockets of Congo's worst human rights abusers. You and your campus have an important role to play in ending one of the world's biggest human rights catastrophes in modern history.