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 focuses primarily on crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas of Africa affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. 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. Enough conducts field research in conflict zones, develops and advocates for policy recommendations, supports social movements in affected countries, and mobilizes public campaigns.
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.
Ambassador Nikki Haley: It’s Time to Increase Financial Pressure to Prevent a More Violent Crisis in Congo and Help Enact a Democratic Transition
US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley is set to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo in October. Ask her to show the Kabila regime that financial pressures will escalate until a democratic transition occurs.
The metastasizing crisis in South Sudan urgently requires a new strategy for achieving a sustainable peace. Conditions on the ground are unbearable for large swathes of South Sudan’s population and regional peacemaking efforts are not delivering results. According to USAID, “six million people — more than half the population — are facing life-threatening hunger this year, the most food-insecure year in South Sudan’s history.”
The political crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is rapidly intensifying, as the December 31 democratic transition deal is not being implemented by the Congolese government. And over one million people have been displaced from their homes in the past six months due to conflict in the Kasais region, which is closely linked to the national political crisis. International targeted sanctions provided much-needed leverage to the negotiations led by Congo’s Catholic bishops, which resulted in the Dec. 31 accord. It is time now for more pressure to get the democratic transition back on track.