Enough is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Founded in 2007, Enough seeks to build leverage for peace and justice in Africa by helping to create real consequences for the perpetrators and facilitators of genocide and other mass atrocities. Enough aims to counter rights-abusing armed groups and violent kleptocratic regimes that are fueled by grand corruption, transnational crime and terror, and the pillaging and trafficking of minerals, ivory, diamonds, and other natural resources. Focusing primarily on Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic, Enough conducts field research in conflict zones, develops and advocates for policy recommendations, supports social movements in affected countries, and mobilizes public campaigns.
South Sudan: Support Use of Robust Financial Tools on Actors Highlighted in Sentry Report
Tweet at the U.S. State Department and Department of the Treasury as well as the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth Office urging them to use the groundbreaking information in this report to take action in support of peace in South Sudan.
Tell UK to Address Connections to Human Rights Violations and Corruption in South Sudan
Contact the joint FCO-DFID Minister for Africa, Andrew Stephenson, MP, and urge him to leverage the information from the recent Sentry report on South Sudan to take action and focus on networks including those where British citizens are reportedly associated with senior government or military officials responsible for human rights violations or abuses in South Sudan.
South Sudan: Promote the Use of Robust Financial Tools and Support Strong Institutions
Help support real change in South Sudan by letting your representative know that building strong leverage and making smart investments in institution building in South Sudan are essential for long-term peace and prosperity.
Urge Companies to Be Leaders In Creating a Transparent Cobalt Trade in Congo
If managed transparently and responsibly, cobalt revenues could help alleviate poverty in Congo and be a backbone for development. Companies should actively incorporate transparency initiatives into their sourcing protocols in order to address the corruption and human rights abuses linked to cobalt production. Sign these two petitions to companies in the automotive and consumer electronics industries, asking them to become leaders in creating a transparent cobalt trade in Congo.
Conflict Gold Trade: Urge the US, EU, and United Nations Security Council to Sanction Gold Smuggling Companies and Networks
Urge the United States, European Union, and United Nations Security Council to investigate and, if appropriate, sanction gold refining and trading companies and their owners that are found to be involved in activities that threaten Congo’s peace, security, or stability through the illicit trade in natural resources.
Tell 20 of the Largest Companies in the World that You Demand the Supply of Products Made with Conflict-Free Minerals from Congo
The Enough Project’s 2017 conflict minerals company rankings examine 20 of the largest companies, as defined by market capitalization, in two of the industries which consume the most tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold: consumer electronics and jewelry retail. Although a range of industries use these minerals—often referred to as conflict minerals or 3TG—Enough chose to rank these two industries in particular because they have demonstrated the potential to be catalytic in the development of new policies and practices regarding responsible sourcing, and they are also particularly attuned to consumer pressure. These latest rankings acknowledge the steady advances that have been made since Enough conducted its first company rankings in 2010 and expose the considerable and urgent need for more action. Take action by contacting the companies that were ranked in the report and let them know how their conflict minerals policies will impact your future purchasing habits.