Guest blogger Jacqui Johns, a Georgetown College graduate and Conflict-Free Campus Initiative leader, writes about her four years as a CFCI Campus Organizer.
In this piece, the Enough's Annie Callaway and Ian Schwab highlight the recent groundswell of support from Congolese groups, as well as a number of businesses, investors, and the public for maintaining the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule, in response to attempts to undermine it.
Washington, DC — The deadline closed yesterday for publicly traded companies in the United States to file their fourth annual Conflict Minerals Reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Enough Project looks forward to reviewing the reports and analyzing the progress companies have made in the last year, as well as marking any […]
On May 29, a special episode of National Geographic Explorer, featuring Enough’s Founding Director John Prendergast and hosted by actor Ted Danson, will highlight how armed groups, Congo's army commanders, and corrupt officials profit from the deadly trade in conflict gold from eastern Congo.
En français ci-dessous Based on our recent field research, the Enough Project published a new policy brief on gold, “Breaking the Cycle: Delinking Armed Actors from the Gold Supply in Congo and the Great Lakes Region Through Fiscal Reform and Anti-Money Laundering (AML).” Click here for the read the full brief. Summary While there has been significant […]
Read our statement in response to the U.S. Department of State's request for comment on supporting best practices in responsible minerals sourcing in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
Breaking the Cycle: Delinking Armed Actors from the Gold Supply Chain in Congo and the Great Lakes Region Through Fiscal Reform and Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
Artisanal and small-scale (ASM) gold remains a major source of income for elements of the Congolese armed forces, armed groups, and criminal networks.
In recent weeks, human rights groups and civil society members based in eastern Congo and the region issued 11 different letters in support of Dodd-Frank 1502, representing 111 organizations in total.
The passage of provisions on conflict minerals from the eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 has brought unprecedented attention to the linkages between trade in minerals crucial to electronics and other industries and the ongoing conflict in DRC. These provisions have […]