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Margot Wallström is a former Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister of Sweden and diplomat, who until recently held the post of United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Prior to this, she served for ten years as European Commissioner: 1999-2004 as Environment Commissioner, and 2004-2010 as Vice President and Commissioner for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy in the Barroso Commission. She is currently the chairman of Lund University in Sweden.

Janjaweed Torches South Darfur IDP Camp Next to UNAMID Base

Confirming reports that first emerged from local sources and Radio Dabanga, new Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery from March 26, 2014 shows more than 400 huts, tents, and temporary shelters burned by Sudanese government-backed Janjaweed forces in Khor Abeche, at a South Darfur camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) located near a peacekeeping base.  Read More »

School in Nuba Mountains Bombed for Second Time

The Heiban Bible College, located in the Nuba Mountain region of Sudan, was bombed on March 23, 2014, for the second time in a little over a year. The Nuba Mountains, alongside the Blue Nile region, have been the staging ground for the conflict between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) rebel group and the government of Sudan for more than three years.  Read More »

Bombed and Burned: Darfuri Civilians Flee East Jebel Marra En Masse

Destruction in East Jebel Marra (DigitalGlobe)

New Satellite Sentinel Project  imagery provides independent confirmation of Sudan Air Force, or SAF, bombardments in the mountainous Jebel Marra area of North Darfur, where civilians have been bombed for years.  Read More »

Apply: 2014 Carl Wilkens Fellowship

Carl Wilkens Fellows

Applications are now being accepted for the Carl Wilkens Fellowship, a selective year-long, part-time program that aims to give a diverse set of individuals at every level of experience the tools and resources to build sustained political will to end genocide.  Read More »

Enough, NGO Coalition Letter to UN on Congo Peacekeeping Mission

The United Nations Security Council is currently debating the extension of the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo, which is up for renewal on April 1, 2014. Together with Oxfam, World Vision, and five other non-governmental organizations, the Enough Project published an open letter to the Security Council giving recommendations for MONUSCO on civilian protection, governance, and the peace process.   Read More »

Enough Project Supports South Sudanese Call for Justice

In recent weeks, South Sudanese civil society organizations have taken a public stand demanding more action against the atrocities being committed in their country. Although the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) called for the creation of an AU-led Commission of Inquiry in December 2013, the appointment of members was stalled until the first week of March 2014.  Read More »

The Killing of a Student is the Killing of a Nation

Sudanese police forces fired tear gas at over 1,000 mourners at the funeral procession on Wednesday, March 13, of a Junior University of Khartoum Economics major student who was killed by government forces on Tuesday, March 12. Ali Abakar Musa’s death heralded a new bout of protests marked by the new shoot-to-kill policies utilized by government forces to quell protests on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan and the renewed crisis in Darfur.  Protesters marched in fury chanting slogans that ranged from “the killing of a student, the killing of a nation” and for the “downfall of the regime” while avenging the death of a student and calling for a new revolution against Bashir’s ruling regime.   Read More »

Sudanese Torture Survivor Told "You No Longer Exist"

President Bashir of Sudan

Earlier this week, Dr. Mohamed Elgadi, an American citizen and Sudanese refugee, sent a passionate letter to President Obama describing his experience as a victim of torture in Sudan.  Read More »

#ElevatePeace - Building Momentum on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Amb. Samantha Power, SRSG Zainab Bangura, and Robin Wright at the UN

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2014, the Enough Project organized and co-hosted an event last Thursday with the United Nations Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict entitled “Elevating the Conversation on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict.”   Read More »

UNC-Chapel Hill Students Push for School, State to be Conflict-Free

This post was written by guest blogger and UNC-Chapel Hill student Danielle Allyn.

In the Kiswahili language, spoken by many in eastern Congo, methali (proverbs) play an important role in society. One such proverb reads Penye nia pana njia or, “Where there is a will, there is a way.  Read More »

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