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WATCH: Robin Wright Campaigns Against Conflict Minerals

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Robin Wright recently visited eastern Congo with the organization Raise Hope for Congo, and is now back and asking companies to quit using conflict minerals.

Conflict minerals like tin, gold, tantalum and tungsten that are found in our cell phones, televisions, cameras and computers are incredibly valuable and fuel greed, corruption and violence in the region.

According to Wright and Raise Hope for Congo, the area is the worst place on earth to be a woman. She told Chelsea Handler last night, “Every 48 minutes a woman is being raped in and around these mines and it’s been going on for about six years, and nobody knows about it.”

While on her trip she visited a survivor center where she heard women’s stories of sexual violence, a child soldier reintegration facility and a hospital.

As for how to stop the violence against women, Wright said, “It’s not about boycotting the products, we’re never gonna boycott the products; it’s about raising the awareness of the electronic companies.”

A company she really wants to get on board with conflict-free minerals is Apple. She said, “They are very close and they are the biggest, the most mainstream… If we can get them to be conflict-free mineral products… everyone will follow.”

Letters from consumers demanding conflict-free products could make all the difference for these women. Wright wants you to visit the Raise Hope for Congo website to take action.

Check out her travel diary and watch the video of her trip for more information on the atrocities happening in eastern Congo.

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