As Hollywood stars rallied to say Time’s Up for abusers many of them wore diamonds worth millions of dollars. By doing so they were unwittingly helping to whitewash and glamorize an industry that funds human rights abuses against less fortunate and more vulnerable men, women and children.
The repeated refusal of the jewellery industry to ban diamonds that fund regimes guilty of grievous human rights violations has undermined international efforts to end the trade in ALL blood diamonds and not just those blood diamonds that fund rebel violence.
THE TRADE IN BLOOD DIAMONDS MUST STOP NOW.
The campaign for Diamond-Free Oscars is asking you to be part of the movement working to end the trade in all blood diamonds by calling on Hollywood not to allow the 2018 Oscars to be used by jewellery companies to promote an industry that continues to be enveloped by bloodshed and violence.