The Conflict in the Congo
The Enough Project is sounding the alarm. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, scene of the deadliest conflict since World War II, remains the most dangerous place in the world to be in significant part because of the international demand for electronic products that requires minerals found in the eastern Congo. While eastern Congo is a complex crisisfueled by tensions over land, rights, identity, regional power struggles, and the fundamental weaknesses of Congo as a statethe trade in conflict minerals remains one of the key drivers of the conflict.
RAISE Hope for Congo!
The RAISE Hope for Congo campaign is mobilizing the public to end the worst violence against women and girls in the world and helping to end the scourge of conflict minerals. The Enough Project collaborates with national, grassroots, and Congolese organizations, across various constituencies and the political spectrum, to build this grassroots movement. Enough provides policy analysis and recommendations, focusing on the 4Ps Peace, Protection, Punishment, and Prevention.
Go to: http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org to learn more!
Take Part.com –
Founded by Participant Media the company behind such films as Good Night, and Good Luck, An Inconvenient Truth, The Soloist and The Visitor, among many others, TakePart.com (http://www.takepart.com/) believes that a powerful story can make a difference. It is a platform to find out about the issues shaping our world, and more importantly, a place to take action.
The Enough Project
The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress is helping to build a permanent constituency to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity. Too often, the United States and the larger international community have taken a wait-and-see approach to crimes against humanity.
Genocide and war crimes are not inevitable, and at Enough, they want to create noise and action both to stop ongoing atrocities and to prevent their recurrence. The mission is to help people from every walk of life understand the practical actions they can take to make a difference. The strategy is to energize diverse communities including students, religious groups, activists, business leaders, celebrities, and Diaspora networks to ensure that their voices are heard on some of the most pressing foreign policy and moral challenges facing the world today.