Conflict Minerals

New Enough Report Asseses Corporate Action on Conflict Minerals

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 »

Getting to Conflict-Free: Assessing Corporate Action on Conflict Minerals

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.

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Women’s Rights are Human Rights

IDP camp in eastern Congo - LHeaton

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 »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

U.S. Congress Considers Next Steps on Congo, Conflict Minerals

Gold in palm (S.Lezhnev)

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 »

Kerry Calls for Conflict-Free Campuses, Affleck Demands Conflict-Free Phones

This is great news for the Enough and STAND partner campuses from Stanford to Colorado to Yale who are already gearing up to make their campuses go conflict-free.  Read More »

U.N. Throws Weight Behind Effort to Curb Conflict Minerals

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 »

Ashley Judd: "Costs of Convenience"

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 »

Showing Up in Your Moment of Now

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 »

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