In a report released today, my colleagues and I from the Enough Project respond to the growing consumer demand for electronics free of the conflict minerals that fuel ongoing war in eastern Congo. Read More »
Enough presents an initial ranking on the progress made by the 21 electronics companies who source minerals from the Congo. This report focuses on the efforts within the industry to address the conflict minerals issue and also assesses the response of other industries that are reliant on the 3Ts and gold.
Melanne Verveer, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, recently hosted a panel at the State Department focused on gender-based violence as a development, humanitarian, security, and economic issue. Read More »
From Capitol Hill, the conflict in eastern Congo can feel a world away, but a Congressional committee this week took up an important question: What are the implications of the conflict there on U.S. national interests and stability in the wider Great Lakes region of Africa? Read More »
The Security Council resolution passed this week is an excellent step forward, as companies will now know exactly the audits and risk assessments they will have to take when sourcing minerals from Congo, if they want to avoid sanctions. Read More »
In this video, Ashley talks about these connections at the base of a massive mine in eastern Congo. And her accompanying essay, “Costs of Convenience,” speaks to the inadvertent personal connection we all have to this violence. Read More »
There is a growing movement of people who want to take action right where they are to change something they can no longer stand on the sidelines and watch. I am one of those people, and this is my story on how I came to my “Enough Moment,” writes activist Sonya Shannon in this guest post. Read More »