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.
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.
Instead of helping to provide the regime with an economic lifeline, the U.S. should be increasing pressure in response to the regime’s brutality and pressing for fundamental reforms in the country’s governance system and political leadership. Due to grand corruption, economic mismanagement and financing a security apparatus that threatens its own population, the Sudanese economy is nearing a breaking point.
Join us in urging the State Department to stop the path toward normalization and continue to take action to stop the regime’s crackdown on peaceful protesters.
Escalating Pressure Needed in the Democratic Republic of Congo to Support Free Elections, End to Violent Kleptocracy
Grand corruption in Congo undermines the country’s institutions and diverts needed resources from its people. Join us in advocating for a strategy to be implemented by the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury, as well as the European Union, United Nations, and African Union centered on the use of robust financial leverage focused on the key networks involved that enable corruption, human rights abuses, and pillage.
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.
Urge the United Nations Security Council to address conflict and corruption in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
The peace deal signed on September 12th in Addis Ababa between the government of South Sudan and armed opposition groups has significant flaws, including failing to address the looting by leaders of state resources and revenues. These shortcomings could easily lead the country right back to full-scale war. Join us in urging the State Department to increase pressure on South Sudan’s warring leaders until a sustainable and just peace agreement is implemented.