Mollie Zapata's blog

 

Mollie Zapata is the Online Coordinator at the Enough Project. Prior to joining Enough, Mollie worked at National Geographic Television as the series/science/nature department coordinator. In addition to Enough, Mollie volunteers through the Refugee Assistance Program in Washington, D.C. to help assimilate Congolese refugees resettling in the United States. In college she studied abroad in Niger, and worked for Rencontre et Action, a microfinance organization that provides lending and savings bank services to impoverished women. Mollie graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a degree in international relations, speaks French, and is learning Swahili.

 

Enough 101: What is the White Army?

This week's post in the series Enough 101 looks at the history of the White Army in South Sudan.  Read More »

Satellites, Social Networking, and Arms Control

“Today, any event, anywhere on the planet, could be broadcast globally in seconds,” stated Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller in an address delivered to a group of students in Moscow recently. She cited the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, as an example of the future of monitoring mechanisms. “The neighborhood gaze is a powerful tool, and it can help us make sure that countries are following the rules of arms control treaties and agreements,” Gottemoeller said.  Read More »

Enough 101: The Lord’s Resistance Army in the Congo

As part of the series Enough 101, this post is intended to provide a contextual background for understanding the complex issues that the Enough Project works on. We're publishing it today to coincide with the release of “Kony Hunter with Christopher Meloni,” a new video co-produced by the comedy team at Funny or Die and the Enough Project, to provide background on the LRA’s deadly operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Read More »

“We Must Not Be Silent”: Rep. McGovern Testifies about Human Rights Crisis in Sudan

As part of swell in attention to the ongoing crisis in the Nuba Mountains from Sudan seasoned advocates in Congress, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) delivered a speech on the House floor yesterday calling on the U.S. government to increase efforts to address the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the embattled state of South Kordofan.  Read More »

Definitions for Humanitarian Issues: From Refugees to Famine

Editor’s Note: This post is intended to provide a contextual background for understanding the complex issues that the Enough Project works on. It is part of the series Enough 101.  Read More »

Enough 101: The International Criminal Court and the Crimes It Tries

This week's post in the series Enough 101 looks at the crimes under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.  Read More »

Somalia: Civil War Years, 1990s to Present

This week's post in the series Enough 101 looks at the history of Somalia from the end of direct Western military engagement in the early 1990s through the present, building off of two previous posts that covered challenges to dictatorship through Black Hawk Down, 1976-1990s, and colonialism to independence to dictatorship from 1840 to 1976.  Read More »

Somalia: Challenges to Dictatorship through Black Hawk Down, 1976-1990s

This week's post in the series Enough 101 looks at the history of Somalia from dictator Mohammed Siad Barre's rule to the end of Western military engagement in the early 1990s, building off of last week's post that covered colonialism to independence to dictatorship from 1840 to 1976.  Read More »

Somalia: Colonialism to Independence to Dictatorship, 1840-1976

This week's post in the series Enough 101 looks at the history of Somalia.  Read More »

Satellites Capture Battle for Control of Main Refugee Route Out of Sudan

A battle over control of the main refugee route from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan into South Sudan raged last week, according to eyewitness reports obtained by the Enough Project. Sources reported that at 5 a.m. local time on January 25, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North, or SPLA-N, launched an offensive from the mountains above the town of Toroge toward the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, positioned below.  Read More »

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