Conflict Minerals

Come Clean For Congo (Again) Video Contest

Event Date: Apr 15, 2010

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Seven ideas to help end the FDLR rebel group in Congo

In a new report, “How to Dismantle a Deadly Militia” the Enough Project sets out seven key non-military approaches to help end the FDLR’s ability to continue to threaten peace and security in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the region.

Fighting Impunity: The Role of Sanctions in Ending Conflict in Congo

Editor's Note: This post was written by Enough Project intern Ann Anosike.

For nearly two decades, eastern Congo has been vexed by widespread violence and atrocities that threaten regional stability. Armed groups continue to use rape as a weapon of war and force children to fight as soldiers.

Resource Page - Conflict Minerals: A Broader Push for Reform is Essential

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has been a primary driver of corporate and regional policy change on conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo), helping create an economic incentive for ending exploitative mining practices and reforming the region’s minerals sector.

Building a Movement: Students & Business Leaders Call for Greater Action on Conflict Minerals, Especially Gold

“The key to all social movements is [having] allies.” This observation, made by student activist and Conflict-Free Campus Initiative leader Roxanne Rahnama, encapsulates the theme of a series of recent events and developments in the conflict-free movement.

Canada to Vote on Conflict Minerals Legislation, Should Join Support for Mining Reforms and Livelihood Projects in Congo

On September 24th, the Canadian House of Commons will hold a Second Reading vote on Bill C-486: The Conflict Minerals Act. The passage of C-486 would reinforce growing international attention and action promoting supply chain reform and responsible sourcing, along with Provision 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and proposed European Union legislation.

Jewelry Leaders and CEOs Join Enough Project in Conflict Gold Solutions Forum

EDITOR'S NOTE: This blog was written by Enough Project intern Irina Balytsky.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the Great Lakes Region of Africa has been entrenched in conflict for nearly 20 years. Militias control artisanal mines and minerals, specifically tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, and profit when minerals are sold into the global supply chain through illegal networks.

Brutal, Conflict Minerals Smuggling General Escapes Justice

Editor's Note: This blog post was written in Goma, August 4, 2014, by Timo Mueller with contributions by Fidel Bafilemba

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