Blog Posts in Raise Hope for Congo

Posted by Enough Team on Apr 14, 2014

In 2013, American University (AU) became the first school in the Washington, D.C. area to adopt conflict-free purchasing guidelines. The co-leaders of Empower Congo, a campus group that took on the Conflict Free Campus Initiative have outlined how and why they were successful in reaching this turning point and their plans to continue advocating for the people of Congo. 

Posted by Enough Team on Apr 3, 2014

The foundation for a viable, comprehensive peace process for the deadly war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is finally starting to emerge. A key factor is the involvement of engaged and empowered international actors. 

Posted by Nicole Audette on Mar 20, 2014
A victim of a mass rape campaign in the town of Fizi, Democratic Republic of Con

Sexual and gender-based violence, or SGBV, has been a defining feature of a complex armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that has endured for decades and is rooted in economic, political, land, and ethnic competition.

Posted by Emily Brandon a... on Mar 18, 2014

On February 27, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), unanimously passed H.R. 2548, the Electrify Africa Act, which seeks to improve access for 68 percent of the population in the sub-Saharan region who as of 2010 had no access to electricity.

Posted by Nicole Audette ... on Mar 14, 2014

On Wednesday, the Enough Project and tech company Intel co-hosted a forward-looking panel on Responsible Sourcing and Investing in the Congo and the Great Lakes Region, attended by more than 90 policymakers, business leaders, and advocates. The panel was an opportunity for the private sector, NGOs, the United Nations, and African and partner governments to discuss how to move forward in building a responsible minerals trade and positive investment in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region. This dialogue, however, was only the beginning of the conversation.