From February 23-25, Jewish World Watch and the Enough Project partnered to host “Hear Her Voice”, an advocacy delegation and learning conference, in Washington, D.C. Together, the organizations represent hundreds of thousands of constituents concerned about ongoing violence, genocide, and mass atrocities being perpetrated against civilians, and women in particular, in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sudan, and South Sudan.
This op-ed was originally published by the Huffington Post and written by Emmanuelle Chriqui (@echriqui) an actress and advocate for the Enough Project's Raise Hope for Congo campaign and JD Stier (@JDStier) is Manager of the Raise Hope for Congo campaign (@RaiseHope4Congo).
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.
On January 17, the Congolese military began conducting military operations in northeastern Beni territory, in North Kivu province, against one of its oldest and least understood armed rebel groups: the Allied Democratic Forces - National Army for the Liberation of Uganda, or ADF-NALU. Formed in 1995 to resist Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and to establish an Islamic state in Uganda, its leader is now Jamil Mukulu, who faces international sanctions.