The student-led movement to end mass atrocities.

Congo

Our Take

The violence and human rights abuses that have plagued the Congo for decades must be addressed. Although much of the conflict must be resolved by the Congolese people, the U.S. can continue to encourage peaceful transfers of power, hold both the Congolese government and rebel groups accountable for human rights abuses, encourage reform of the Congolese military and the strengthening of government institutions, pressure Rwanda and Uganda to continue to withhold support from rebel groups, promote peacebuilding and justice efforts at the local and national level, and ensure Congolese workers can access jobs in an economy that benefits the country.

Illicit conflict minerals trade is a driver of conflict in Eastern Congo. To address this issue, STAND partners with The Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo Campaign on the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative.

Click here to view STAND’s one-page summary

Take Action

Join STAND’s Congo Act...

Become a Rapid Responder!...

Plan a Congo Week...

Latest News

tryout7-300x300

Special Update: Armenia & Azerbaijan On September 27th, a decades-long unresolved conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan hit its most violent point since a cease-fire brokered in 1994 with heavy fighting… Read more…

tryout7-300x300

Sudan and South Sudan Sudan Relations between Sudan and the United States continued to develop this month. Sudan’s government has been seeking removal from the U.S. State Sponsor of Terror… Read more…

tryout7-300x300

Sudan and South Sudan Sudan On July 25, an estimated 500 armed men stormed through Masteri village, killing over 60 people and displacing countless more. The UN Office for the… Read more…

163

This blog is the second in a series on the Global Fragility Act, signed into law on December 20, 2019, which would significantly reorient U.S. foriegn policy and assistance to… Read more…