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Author: Candice Knezevic

Mobilizing for Congo on Campus

Mobilizing for Congo on Campus
Congo activism is flourishing on campuses this spring, with many schools signing up to host the RAISE Hope for Congo Speakers Tour and college journalists spontaneously picking up the story ...
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Tell Secretary Clinton that Congo’s Women Want Peace

Tell Secretary Clinton that Congo’s Women Want Peace
The RAISE Hope for Congo campaign has been celebrating International Women’s Day throughout the month of March. But it’s not over yet. We need your help one last time this month! ...
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RAISE Hope’s Contest Winner Headed to Congo and Sudan

RAISE Hope's Contest Winner Headed to Congo and Sudan
The Bend, Oregon, based team that produced the winning video for our 'Come Clean 4 Congo' video contest last October is on their way to central Africa ...
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Celebrating International Women’s Day – Every Day this Month

Celebrating International Women’s Day - Every Day this Month
Next Monday, March 8, will mark International Women's Day. It’s a global day during which women and men around the world join together to highlight the accomplishments of women, as well as call for their political, economic, and social empowerment. But we think that a day is just not enough to celebrate the accomplishments of women in Congo and around the world, as well as advocate for their empowerment. Join us for events all month long ...
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Lisa Shannon’s Butterfly Effect

Lisa Shannon’s Butterfly Effect
Don’t miss Nicholas Kristof’s column today in the New York Times. He writes about Lisa Shannon, whom he met up with in the city of Bukavu, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
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No Tears Without Action

No Tears Without Action
I just had the incredible opportunity of meeting the woman who inspired me to pursue a career in human rights ...
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What’s On Your Holiday Wish List?

It’s that time of year to pull out your holiday wish list and add to it the myriad things you’ve been dreaming of. But before you join the throng of holiday shoppers, here’s something to consider. The chances are all too high that the gadget or gold watch you’ve been lusting after was manufactured with Congo’s conflict minerals ...
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Turn Up The Pressure In 2010

Turn Up The Pressure In 2010
For Congo, this year has seen a lot of challenges and upheaval, but also perseverance and hope. That hope is first and foremost a product of the bravery and determination of the Congolese people. But it is also a product of the contributions that you have made to the movement for peace in Congo ...
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Activist Call Tomorrow: Congo’s Conflict Minerals

Activist Call Tomorrow: Congo's Conflict Minerals
Last night's "Congo Gold" episode on 60 Minutes revealed how the mining of gold and other conflict minerals fuels Congo's war, the deadliest in the world. Learn how to stop it in an Activist Call tomorrow ...
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Hollywood Film Festival Spotlights Congo

Tomorrow, we will recognize Matthew Smith of Bend, Oregon, who produced the COME CLEAN 4 CONGO contest’s winning video, “Life Should Be Free,” in a star-studded event at the Hollywood Film Festival ...
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