Here at Enough, we often swap emails with interesting articles and feature stories that we come across in our favorite publications and websites. We wanted to share some of these stories with you as part of our effort to keep you up to date on what you need to know in the world of anti-genocide and crimes against humanity work.
- The Economist offers an unflinching portrait of the horrific and widespread sexual violence that routinely occurs in conflicts around the world.
- Last week, Human Rights Watch released “There is No Protection,” a report narrating the human rights challenges facing the government of Southern Sudan. The myriad challenges facing the Southern Sudanese government include an inability to effectively protect civilians from armed banditry and violence, a weak justice system, and poorly disciplined security forces.
- Two recent photo slideshows from eastern Congo—TIME’s “Can Change Come to Congo?” and Human Rights Watch’s “The Christmas Massacres: LRA attacks on Civilians in Northern Congo”—document the tragic devastation wreaked on civilian populations in eastern Congo’s ongoing conflict.
- A Reuters video gives an on-the-ground view of the situation in Faradje, one of the villages in northeastern Congo attacked by the Lord’s Resistance Army in their “Christmas Massacres.”
- The Council on Foreign Relations has an informative backgrounder on “Sudan’s Fractured Internal Politics,” which highlights the need to consider Sudan’s problems holistically and quotes Enough’s own Omer Ismail.