Blog Posts in Conflict-Free Campus Initiative

Posted by Enough Team on Apr 14, 2014

In 2013, American University (AU) became the first school in the Washington, D.C. area to adopt conflict-free purchasing guidelines. The co-leaders of Empower Congo, a campus group that took on the Conflict Free Campus Initiative have outlined how and why they were successful in reaching this turning point and their plans to continue advocating for the people of Congo. 

Posted by Enough Team on Mar 11, 2014

This post was written by guest blogger and UNC-Chapel Hill student Danielle Allyn.

In the Kiswahili language, spoken by many in eastern Congo, methali (proverbs) play an important role in society. One such proverb reads Penye nia pana njia or, “Where there is a will, there is a way.

Posted by Zoe Lewis on Oct 11, 2013

On October 7, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers partnered with the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo for a rally attended by thousands of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  At the event, sponsored by the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative, Rodgers was joined by actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, Congolese Packers teammate Andy Mulumba, and student leaders on stage to raise awareness about the conflict in Congo, and to tell Madison students what they could do to stop key drivers of the conflict.  

Posted by Enough Team on Oct 8, 2013
Aaron Rodgers (ThinkProgress)

On homecoming week here at the University of Wisconsin, a local football star had campus celebrating. 

Posted by Rachel Finn on May 3, 2013
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The conflict-free movement is gaining momentum worldwide, with the newest development happening in Canada.  In March 2013, New Democrat Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar introduced a comprehensive conflict-free mineral bill to the Canadian Parliament.  Bill C-486 requires companies to regularly report how they obtain their supply of minerals such as gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum from Central Africa, particularly Congo.