On March 6th, the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo Campaign is partnering with the United Nations for an event in recognition of International Women’s Day. The event will focus on new strategies for combating sexual violence in Congo, including accountability, an inclusive peace process for Congo, and progress toward ending the conflict minerals trade. Leading up to the event, students and activists around the world will take action in this social media campaign calling for an end to sexual violence and an inclusive peace process in Congo.
Enough’s latest report, "Striking Gold: How M23 and its Allies are Infiltrating Congo's Gold Trade," provides evidence of the conflict gold trade that is financing mass atrocities and crimes against humanity in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gold is now the most lucrative conflict mineral in eastern Congo. The U.S. and the United Nations can take steps to help bring this illicit gold trade under control.
Ask your Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 131, which concerns the ongoing conflict in the Congo, and the need for international efforts toward long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights.
Watch and share our new video “Conflict Gold 101” to learn about how we are connected to Congo’s conflict gold trade.
Use your consumer power to make more responsible purchasing decisions. Send messages to companies you purchase from, reminding them how important conflict-free from Congo is to you.
Watch our video series, "I Am Congo," and share it with your friends. This series captures the lives of five activists and upstanders in eastern Congo – Denise, Amani, Fidel, Dominique, and Petna – who give us hope.
Get your school to pass a resolution that publicly calls on electronics companies to invest in clean supply chains in eastern Congo. Encourage them to make conflict-free computers and printers for your campus.
Follow these steps to pass a resolution expressing your city's preference for conflict-free products. Passing a resolution will encourage the electronics industry and others to do more to source minerals from eastern Congo that benefit communities rather than fuel the cycle of rape and war.
Address the link between the conflict in eastern Congo and our electronics products. Demand conflict-free electronics that include minerals from eastern Congo.
Urge your friends to join you in coming clean for Congo. When the public cried out about blood diamonds, governments and the diamond companies listened. This could be even bigger. Your voice matters. Spread the word.