During a month when many Congo advocates are joining together to counter the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and corporate interests standing in the way of peace in Congo, a team from Enough and the Raise Hope for Congo campaign headed out to the region to document the work of our partners on the ground.
Our trip is focused on highlighting the personal stories of individuals through in-depth profiles about their lives and the challenges they face being change-makers in eastern Congo. Read More »
The progress made by Congo activists earlier this month in the state of California, the city of St. Petersburg, FL, and most recently at the University of Colorado-Boulder, is part of a dynamic conflict-free movement that is spreading across the nation. While each of these efforts is unique in its approach, collectively they are making a strong statement to companies sourcing minerals from eastern Congo to clean up their supply chains, and they are strengthening the support behind the federal legislation. Read More »
After interning for Enough, Stefani Jones returned to Duke this fall with the goal of kick-starting a conflict-free student group on campus. In her guest post she tells about the successes the Coalition for a Conflict-Free Duke has had so far. Read More »
Guest bloggers Rachel Gore and Emma Craig, members of the STAND chapter at Clark University, recently marked a major victory in their Congo advocacy efforts and wrote this post to explain how they pulled it off. Read More »
Student activists Erin Musso and Genevieve Smith are proud to announce that the student goverment at University of Colorado-Boulder, where they're both seniors, has passed a conflict-free resolution, becoming the first public university to do so. Their guest blog post describes the effort made by their Conflict Free at CU group to advocate for the action. Read More »
Fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about the conflict in eastern Congo, but actress and activist Emmanuelle Chriqui—best known for her role on HBO’s series “Entourage”—uses her love for fashion as a way to highlight and support efforts to end the ongoing crisis. Read More »
Ever creative and irreverent, VICE magazine recently ventured to eastern Congo to put together a five-part video series, The VICE Guide to Congo. The finished product explores the artisanal mining in the region and draws on Enough’s expertise in the field: Fidel Bafilemba, our Goma-based field researcher advised the crew on their trip, and our contract photographer from South Sudan, Tim Freccia, made many of the video and still images. Watch episode 1. Read More »
"Step Up for 1502", a new Raise Hope for Congo Facebook campaign, is pressuring the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and their member companies to back down from a legal challenge against the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, over Dodd-Frank 1502, and to implement the regulations with no additional delays or phase-ins.
Panasonic, one of the campaign's targets, sent a clear message to activists when it removed then partially-restored all Congo-related posts on their public Facebook wall. Read More »