Actor/ musician, Ryan Gosling, and co-founder of the Enough Project and author of Unlikely Brothers, John Prendergast, recently traveled together to Congo, where a war of epic proportions is being waged over minerals mined so we can have cheaper cell phones and laptops.
During their trip, Ryan and John made this video, "Raise Hope for Congo" and they co-authored a piece for the Huffington Post with information on the situation as well as what YOU can do to help stop the genocide, rape and horrible injustice. They write:
"The conflict in Congo has left millions homeless, fleeing from their villages after they have been burnt to the ground or looted by armed groups. In a camp for internally displaced people, we met Mapendo, a young woman who survived an attack on her village in which members of an armed militia went door to door raping women and killing men."
Watch Ryan Gosling's video below and check out their story over at Huffington Post so you can learn how you can help stop the needless murder including, according to the article:
"...contacting the 21 biggest electronics companies and demanding conflict-free products here." And, "if you are connected to a college or high school, you can join the national drive for conflict-free campuses, in which students are leading efforts to convince school administrators to demand conflict-free products as well. Download the toolkit at RaiseHopeForCongo.org/campus."
It's totally in our hands! You can also "like" or "tweet" this post to spread the word!