The CONFLICT MINERALS PROJECT photographic essay is a stunning gallery of 25 individual photographs, combined for one goal – to raise awareness and activism for the DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
DID YOU KNOW?
- In the past 15 years almost 6 million people have been killed in the DRC, hundreds of thousands of women have been raped, and millions more displaced. It is quite simply the worst human atrocity to take place on planet earth since WWII.
- Much of this war is being fought in Eastern Congo, where rebel groups fight for control of mines - mines containing TUNGSTEN, TIN, TANTALUM, and GOLD – also known as CONFLICT MINERALS.
- CONFLICT MINERALS are found in almost every electronic device made today – including cell phones, laptops, mp3 players, etc. Which means, as consumers, the more we buy – the more we indirectly fund these rebel groups. Current estimates are that these groups profit almost 200,000 million dollars a year.
WHAT WE CAN DO
If, as end users, we consumers demand that companies such as INTEL, APPLE, MOTOROLA, etc. practice due-diligence in assuring that the minerals used in their devices come from conflict-free mines, then much like blood diamonds, we can end the trade of CONFLICT MINERALS, and help to restore stability to the DRC.
Bring the CONFLICT MINERALS PROJECT photographic essay to your campus today. This essay, created to help end the trade of conflict minerals, offers every campus the opportunity to get involved by:
- Raising awareness of this human tragedy.
- Giving those who wish to do more the opportunity to get involved in the international campaign to end the trade of CONFLICT MINERALS.
- Guiding students in steps to help make their campus CONFLICT FREE. (A joint initiative with the Enough Project).