The Congolese government has issued a post-election ban on SMS services, with which telecom companies have readily complied. The SMS ban limits an essential source of information on instances of post-election violence and human rights abuses. STAND has posted a petition to Change.org on this SMS text-messaging ban. We’re calling on the DRC’s four major telecoms to reverse their suspension of SMS services, in order to ensure that crowd-sourcing can function as an effective mode of conflict prevention.
We need your voice. Have you signed the petition already? This holiday break, send and share this petition with all your friends and family. Make it a goal to get at least ten new people to sign it before the end of your break. Spread the STAND holiday cheer and advocate for conflict prevention in the DRC!