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‘City of Joy’ opens its doors, empowers survivors

Singing, drumming and dancing with shovels marked the celebrated opening of the City of Joy, a new center for women survivors of gender violence, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Created from a vision designed by Congolese women, City of Joy is supported by V-Day and the Fondation Panzi of the DRC, along with […]

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Implore SEC to keep conflict-mineral rules strong

During his Jan. 20 appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, actor/advocate Ryan Gosling previewed footage he recently shot in eastern Congo and spoke up for conflict-free minerals in consumer electronics. The adorable snippet Gosling shared is just a sneak peek at what he captured during a December trip, along with Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast […]

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Speak up to prevent mass atrocities

That mass atrocities and genocide should be prevented generates little debate. Where we become stuck as an international community is exactly what to do and when. Left paralyzed by an inability to respond, governments inevitably allow the worst imaginable crimes to happen, as they did in Rwanda in 1994. During 100 days, an estimated 800,000 […]

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Book asks: What was your ‘Enough Moment’?

Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle have reunited to author “The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes,” a new book released today. The pair also co-authored the New York Times bestseller, “Not On Our Watch.” “The Enough Moment” highlights the efforts of citizens, both well-known and everyday […]

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Obama signs conflict minerals bill into law

Today’s signing by President Barack Obama of the financial regulation bill, which includes a provision on increased accountability around conflict minerals, is a long overdue victory for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The sale of conflict minerals in the DRC has been fueling the world’s most deadly conflict since World War […]

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