Conflict Minerals

Game Over?: Nintendo Bends to Activists’ Pressure on Conflict Minerals

Continued pressure from citizen activists has finally started to crack Nintendo—the company that ranked dead last in the Enough Project’s 2012 company rankings on conflict minerals report released last month. Nevertheless, much more is needed to convince the world’s largest video-game console maker to move beyond issuing public statements and take meaningful action to clean up its supply chain.

5 Stories You Might 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.

5 Stories You Might 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.

Student Activism for Congo and the Power We Didn’t Know We Had

Editor's Note: On August 27, Ohio University’s Bobcats for a Conflict-free Campus claimed a victory two years in the making, becoming the 12th U.S. school to pledge a commitment to giving preference to conflict-free electronics products. Student leaders Ellie Hamrick and Jack Spicer wrote this guest blog post about strategies they used to advocate for the university to take a stand.

M23’s Wider Influence: Mobilizing Militias, Stirring Ethnic Conflict

The now well known rebel group M23 is seen as being primarily responsible for the violence that has embroiled the Kivu region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since April. Hundreds of civilians are thought to have recently been massacred in attacks that the United Nations last week called “incomprehensibly vicious."

5 Stories You Might 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.

New Enough Policy Brief: Making Sense of the SEC Conflict Minerals Regulation

On August 22, 2012, following several delays, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, voted to adopt regulations regarding conflict minerals, as required by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

LRA Dispatch: The End of Amnesty in Uganda and Implications for Rebel Defections

“Just last week I received a young boy who escaped [from the Lord’s Resistance Army] in Congo. He told me that he feared what would happen once he returned to his village [in northern Uganda], now that there was no amnesty and no one to reintroduce him into the community. The only thing I could do was to give him my business card and tell him to call me in case of any problems. What kind of protection is that?”

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