Train Foundation: "Blood Diamonds" in Angola


Diamonds are meant to be a symbol of love and enduring commitment, but for the people living in Angola’s diamond-rich provinces, they are more often associated with grave human rights abuse.

Using the release of the Hollywood film "Blood Diamond" as a hook, EqualShot assisted Angolan activist Rafael Marques in writing an op-ed about the current situation in Angola's Lundas region and placed it prominently in the Washington Post.

EqualShot also managed Rafael’s visit to the United States, arranging high-level meetings with the State Department, the Senate Subcommittee on African Affairs, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard Law School's human rights program. Follow this link to read Mr. Marques's op-ed.