Conflict Minerals

Politico Op-ed: Amid Congo's horror, courage and hope

This op-ed originally appeared on Politico

I learned about the conflict in Congo because Javier Bardem was under the weather. Javier was supposed to join John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, at a screening of "The Greatest Silence," a film showcasing the use of rape as a weapon of war by militias in Congo, but he was too sick to attend. I was the last-minute replacement.

Real Clear World Op-ed: Congo's Most Powerful Rebel Speaks

Editor's Note: This op-ed, co-written by Timo Mueller and Christoph Vogel, a Mercator Fellow on International Affairs based in eastern Congo​, originally appeared on RealClearWorld.

Policy Alert: Reintegrating Warlords into Congo's Army?

Enough Project Policy Alerts provide a reaction and set of recommnendations to a significant development designed for policymakers, advocates, and other influential people participating in the policy making process.

Brown, Dartmouth, and Yale Release Joint Statement on Conflict Minerals

Not only do universities educate students on issues of social justice, but they also serve as venues for students to organize around these issues and generate substantive change in society. Today, student leaders at Brown, Dartmouth, and Yale are seizing their opportunity to stimulate change by releasing a joint statement calling for responsible investment policies in relation to conflict minerals sourced from eastern Congo.

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Here at Enough, we often swap emails with interesting articles and feature stories that we come across in our favorite publications and on our favorite websites. We wanted to share some of these stories with you as part of our effort to keep you up to date on what you need to know in the world of anti-genocide and crimes against humanity work.


John Prendergast Testifies for Congo at the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs

On Tuesday, April 16, John Prendergast, Co-founder the Enough Project, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs on the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Doing Well – and Doing Good

Guest blogger Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., is the Founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide at William Mitchell College of Law.

Sometimes the world works in mysterious ways. We wind up doing the right thing without even realizing it. 

Wall Street Journal Highlights Congo’s Conflict Gold Trade: U.S. Should Sanction Smugglers

This morning the Wall Street Journal published an exposé on the conflict gold trade from eastern Congo, which is worth an estimated $285-400 million per year. The article details the lucrative trade in conflict gold as it is transported from mines in eastern Congo to smugglers in Uganda and Burundi and then to jewelers and dealers in Dubai and India.

New Initiative Offers Hope for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Congo

On April 11, the Group of Eight, or G8, a forum of the world’s wealthiest countries, pledged to spend $35.4 million on preventing rape and sexual violence from being used as a weapon of war. The new fund will also benefit initiatives that put women and women's rights front and center in conflict resolution and devote resources to deterring and investigating wartime sexual atrocities and bringing the perpetrators responsible to justice. The U.S.

One Million Bones Nationwide Movement Comes to D.C.

The Enough Project is excited to announce its’ partnership with One Million Bones, a large-scale social arts practice founded by Naomi Natale that uses education and art to raise awareness of genocide and mass atrocities. From June 8-10, 2013, they are hosting an installation on the National Mall as a unique symbol of our common humanity and a call to action, followed by an Advocacy Day hosted by the Enough Project.

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