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What if Black Friday were Conflict-Free?

As you embark on Black Friday and holiday shopping, the Enough Project hopes that you consider companies’ sourcing practices when you make your purchasing decisions on electronics and other items, and continue to tell companies that you want to be able to buy conflict-free products made with minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Read More »

Study Calls for More Effective Use of Natural Resource Sanctions by UN

A new study by the NGO Security Council Report calls for “more effective use of natural resource sanctions” by the United Nations.  Read More »

South Sudan Justice Minister Acknowledges Existence of Corrupt Government Officials

South Sudan’s Minister of Justice Paulino Wanawilla recently acknowledged the existence of corrupt officials in the Ministry of Justice, as well as throughout the government. This is a significant statement highlighting the pervasive nature of corruption in South Sudan. In a recent article, the Sudan Tribune quotes the Minister as saying, ““I know in South Sudan corruption is not in one place, but it’s very sad when everybody is stealing.”  Read More »

500+ Conflict-Free Campus Initiative Student Leaders Sign Letter to U.S. Envoy Perriello

Enough staff and CFCI leaders deliver letter to Special Envoy Perriello

On November 6, 2015, a cohort of Conflict-Free Campus Initiative leaders met with U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Tom Perriello, to present a letter of support for his appointment signed by over 500 students around the country and to discuss their shared priorities of supporting peace in the region.  Read More »

African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan Report

The African Union’s long-awaited report on the crisis in South Sudan strongly makes the case that sustainable peace must not only address justice for victims of atrocities but also tackle the underlying economic sources of the conflict, which Enough argues include the pursuit by individuals of their own economic interests at the expense of the South Sudanese people.  Read More »

UN: Corruption is Feeding and Sustaining Wildlife and Forest Crime

The heads of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) recently released a statement emphasizing the role of corruption in feeding and sustaining wildlife and forest crime. “For the criminals to succeed, customs officials must be bribed to look away; logging and hunting licenses forged; and poachers set free due to obstructed prosecutions,” the statement said.   Read More »

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 6 is International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. While violent conflict can have a disastrous impact on the environment, the reverse is also true.   Read More »

Growing the Conflict-Free Movement at Illinois College

Allie McNamara

In this guest blog, Conflict-Free Campus Initiative Campus Organizer Allie McNamara describes how she got involved with the conflict-free movement and what she’s doing to support peace in Congo on her campus.    Read More »

House of Representatives Passes Global Anti-Poaching Act

The Enough Project commends the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act, on Monday November 3rd.  This important legislation, if signed into law, would create real consequences on atrocity perpetrators sustaining themselves through wildlife trafficking.  Read More »

Enough Project Hosts “The Illicit Ivory Trade and Joseph Kony” on Capitol Hill, Featuring Kathryn Bigelow

 The “The Illicit Ivory Trade and Joseph Kony” panel

On October 27, 2015, the Enough Project hosted Oscar winning film director, Kathryn Bigelow, for a panel event on how wildlife trafficking fuels atrocities in east and central Africa. The event also launched a new Enough Project report, “Tusk Wars: Inside the LRA and the Bloody Business of Ivory” by Ledio Cakaj.  Read More »

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