Reaffirm our role as global peacekeepers by helping to end conflict in eastern Congo.
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Reaffirm our role as global peacekeepers by helping to end conflict in eastern Congo.

    1. Petition by

      the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Dr. Jane Goodall was named a UN Messenger of Peace for her humanitarian work and global message, “To achieve global peace, we must not only stop fighting each other, but also stop destroying the natural world.”

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) works in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the mining of valuable minerals is financing a civil war that has killed over five million people. The war is causing overwhelming suffering and environmental destruction, making JGI’s conservation work in this area challenging, but crucial.

DRC’s minerals are used to make many products that Canadians use each day, such as cell phones, laptops and light bulbs. This petition supports the Conflict Minerals Act (Bill C-486), which would require Canadian companies using minerals from DRC to confirm whether armed groups involved in the war may have profited from the mining or processing of their minerals. This would then:
1. Allow Canadians to be more confident in their product choices,
2. Generate a demand for conflict-free products, and
3. Help keep conflict minerals out of the Canadian market.

Join us in helping to stop the conflict by signing JGI’s petition. Together we can help bring urgently-needed peace to DRC.

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Recent signatures


    1. How conflict in DRC is threatening the region's biodiversity.

      How the Conflict in DRC is Threatening Biodiversity

      Going up that river was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth, and the big trees were kings. If you're anything like me, you've had waking dreams of exploring a great wilderness.

    2. Wonderful article on conflict minerals in National Geographic Magazine.

      The Price of Precious

      The first child soldier pops out of the bush clutching an AK-47 assault rifle in one hand and a handful of fresh marijuana buds in the other. The kid, probably 14 or 15, has this big, goofy, mischievous grin on his face, like he's just stolen something-which he probably has-and he's wearing a ladies' wig with fake braids dangling down to his shoulders.

    3. Check out this TED Talk on the importance of conflict-free products!

      Bandi Mbubi: Demand a fair trade cell phone | Video on

      Your mobile phone, computer and game console have a bloody past - tied to tantalum mining, which funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Drawing on his personal story, activist and refugee Bandi Mbubi gives a stirring call to action. (Filmed at TEDxExeter.)

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Eileen Easton COCHRANE, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      The safety of our animals is important to me.

    • Wendy Baggs HASTINGS, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      We need more compassion in this world. Suffering can only end with compassion and love..

    • Sasha Ramoutar NORTH YORK, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      Not allowing this regardless of distance!

    • Anne Dahmer KITCHENER, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      Please protect the natural spaces in eastern Congo!

    • Vanessa Green BURLINGTON, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      People shouldn't have to endure such cruel conditions to satisfy the need for electronic devices.


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