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November 18 2014

From Enough blogs Tue Nov 18 2014, 18:15:00

In a new report, "How to Dismantle a Deadly Militia" the Enough Project sets out seven key non-military approaches to help ending the FDLR's ability to continue to threaten peace and security in eastern Congo and the region.

The Enough team just spent the past six months interviewing armed commanders, civil society leaders, diplomats, ex-combatants, refugees, and military experts in eastern Congo on the topic of how to help end the deadly FDLR armed group. Following this research, we are releasing this report, offering seven policy proposals for diplomats such as U.S. Special Envoy Russ Feingold, UN Special Envoy Said Djinnit, and others to take action on.

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November 13 2014

From Enough blogs Thu Nov 13 2014, 17:33:53

On May 20th, 2014, the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) Academic Senate passed a conflict minerals resolution, making Cal Poly the 17th school to go conflict-free. Below is the official statement recently published on the University's Office of Contracts, Procurement, and Risk Management website, which acknowledges the problem of conflict minerals, resolves to take into account whether companies are working to address the problem when making purchasing decisions for the University, and calls upon the entire California State University system to adopt similar practices.

For more information about how to make your school, city, or organization conflict-free, visit www.raisehopeforcongo.org/campus

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From Enough blogs Thu Nov 13 2014, 09:51:54

Monsignor François-Xavier Maroy Rusengo is Archbishop of Bukavu and President of the Provincial Assembly of Bishops of Bukavu and Kindu, known for his commitment to the most vulnerable people in this region of eastern Democratic Republic Congo (DRC). He was one of the initiators of the Episcopal Commission for Natural Resources (CERN in French). This organization denounces and attempts to put an end to the illegal extraction of minerals in the region, as it finances many armed groups active in the region. The following is an opinion piece by the Archbishop, previously published on Euractive.com:

As an African archbishop working with mining communities in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I look forward with great interest to the forthcoming European Parliament debate on ...

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November 10 2014

From Enough blogs Mon Nov 10 2014, 14:51:50

Editor's Note: This post was written by Enough Project intern Ann Anosike.

For nearly two decades, eastern Congo has been vexed by widespread violence and atrocities that threaten regional stability. Armed groups continue to use rape as a weapon of war and force children to fight as soldiers.

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October 30 2014

From Enough blogs Thu Oct 30 2014, 17:23:06

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has been a primary driver of corporate and regional policy change on conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo), helping create an economic incentive for ending exploitative mining practices and reforming the region's minerals sector. However, Dodd-Frank 1502 is only one component in a broad set of peacebuilding tools, and it must be accompanied by other initiatives to advance development of a responsible minerals trade that improves the livelihoods and security of people living in eastern Congo. These changes toward peace must include government and corporate responses, programs directly supporting the livelihoods of community members in eastern Congo, and full implementation of the regional ...

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October 28 2014

From Enough blogs Tue Oct 28 2014, 09:44:32

Editor's Note: This blog is an amended version of the one originally posted by Invisible Children, which can be found here.

Yesterday, Enough Project partner organization Invisible Children launched the "Kony in Kafia Kingi" campaign

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October 23 2014

From Enough blogs Thu Oct 23 2014, 17:45:20

Editor's note: this guest blog post was written by Patricia Shafer, Chief Catalyst (Executive Director), Mothering Across Continents.

Nobel Laureate Dr. Oscar Arias said, "Peace is not a dream; it is hard work, and there is nothing naïve, glamorous or simplistic about it." So, it's inspiring when young people use their time, energy, and voices to advocate for peace in a faraway country. That's the focus of a group of students in the Any1Can Club at Myers Park, the largest high school Charlotte, North Carolina. On July 9, the third anniversary of South Sudan's Independence Day, they launched the "Memes for Peace" project following a year of learning about South Sudan and universal principles of conflict resolution.

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October 20 2014

From Enough blogs Mon Oct 20 2014, 17:32:46

Editor's note: This guest post originally appeared on the Stop Genocide Now blog and was written by Katie-Jay Scott Stauring, i-ACT Director of Operations and Community Involvement.

A BIG mahalo to 'Iolani School world geography teacher Mr. Epstein and his talented 7th graders. After Gabriel, KTJ, and Sara-Christine of Team i-ACT brought Camp Darfur to the 'Iolani campus, Mr. Epstein and students went the extra mile to spark social awareness by using tools - like iMovie - to create short trailers to get the message across that WE (you and I) are the ones who can bring about change and hope for the defenseless victims of genocide. Please take the time to view and experience all 7 short trailers below. Each are different. Some use the same music and photos, some have original content ...

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October 18 2014

From Enough blogs Sat Oct 18 2014, 08:00:00

Editor's note: This blog was written by Enough Project intern Jasper Kubasek.

On September 15th the world looked on as the United Nations deployed its peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic and the United States reopened its embassy in the nation's capital city Bangui. It was a day characterized by prospective hope and optimism, as US Secretary of State John Kerry vowed that the United States would join forces with international partners to help bring stability to a country that has become entrenched in sectarian fighting between the largely Christian Anti-Balaka militia and the Muslim Seleka rebels. Yet in Bangui, just one month later, the day is characterized not by hope and optimism, but rather by killings and chaos as the capital experiences a surge in violence.

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October 17 2014

From Enough blogs Fri Oct 17 2014, 15:10:09

Editor's Note: Mary Elizabeth Murphy from 360 Degree Communications contributed to this blog post.

On October 17th, the documentary film Watchers of the Sky by 360 Degree Communications, opened in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The film takes viewers on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.

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