Enough is a project that was started in 2006 by a small group of policymakers and activists with the common goal of ending genocide and crimes against humanity. The project is based out of Washington, DC, and was co-founded by Africa experts Gayle Smith and John Prendergast. The mission of Enough is as follows:
“The Enough Project works to end genocide and crimes against humanity, focused on areas where some of the world’s worst atrocities occur. We get the facts on the ground, use rigorous analysis to determine the most sustainable solution, influence political leaders to adopt our proposals, and mobilize the American public to demand change.”
The Enough Project works with people of diverse communities to ensure their voices are heard on pressing foreign policy and moral challenges. In addition to working with people, “Enough conducts intensive field research in countries plagued by genocide and crimes against humanity, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to help empower citizens, advocates, and policy makers.” There is not a specific way or formula to eradicate genocide and mass atrocities, so Enough has developed an approach to called the “3 P’s.” The Enough Project believes that the combination of peace, protection, and punishment can stop mass atrocities. There is also a fourth “P” of prevention that uses elements of analysis, advocacy, and activism to stop mass atrocities from starting.
Raise of Hope for Congo, Darfur Dream Team, and Satellite Sentinel Project are campaigns and initiatives that are fueled by the Enough Project.
Raise of Hope for Congo is a campaign that aims to build activists who will advocate for the human rights of all Congolese citizens. The campaign wants to raise awareness about the crisis and educate different communities of the conflicts in Congo. Other than raising awareness Raise for Hope for Congo works the Enough Project to develop policy recommendations for the U.S. government. In addition to policy recommendations and raising awareness, the campaign developed a company ranking system to help consumers make educated responsible purchasing decisions with conflict minerals.
Darfur Dream Team is a partnership of organizations and professional basketball players, like Tracy McGrady, to improve education through Sister School programs to link Darfur education in 12 refugee camps. Darfur Dream Team’s mission statement is “(1) Provide a quality education to every refugee child from Darfur; and, (2) Develop personal connections between students from Darfur and the United States that promote mutual understanding.” The campaign goes beyond pen pals and sends video messages back and forth from Darfur and American schools to share stories.
Finally, the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) finds out facts of what is really happening in Sudan using satellite imagery to uncover evidence of atrocities and report potential threats. George Clooney and John Prendergast had the idea for SSP on a trip to Sudan in October 2010.
Other than campaigns and initiatives, the Enough Project has a large staff behind it and also foreign policy experts, scholars, celebrity upstanders, and activists. For more information visit enoughproject.org.