- February 08, 2013
Rape and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) have become strategic weapons of war. Women, children, and entire communities are targeted to be dehumanized and demoralized through this brutal violence. Gender-based violence has particularly been a deep and painful aspect of the conflict in the Democratic Repulic of the Congo for years. In 2009 alone, over 17,000 cases of sexual and gender-based violence were recorded in the DRC, with several times that likely to have gone unreported.
- January 25, 2013
Violence in the eastern Congo has escalated since the rise of the M23 rebel group in April 2012, and is once again putting the lives of Congolese in danger. The M23 movement has now taken control of large territories of eastern Congo, and they held the capital city of North Kivu, Goma, under siege in November 2012. Due to violent clashes with government forces and pillaging of communities, M23 has displaced about 690,000 people since April 2012.
- December 06, 2012
Last night, reports came out that the Syrian military may be preparing to use chemical weapons against its own people. This is after 40,000 people have already been killed by Syrian government-sponsored violence.We cannot watch this happen. Let’s take a stand.Take these three actions right now and let’s amplify the voice we need to protect civilians in Syria:
- November 29, 2012
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- October 09, 2012
Now that the election is over, it’s our responsibility to ensure that the prevention of mass atrocities is a priority for the second Obama administration and new Congress from day 1.
- October 03, 2012
National Day of Action: On October 17, Ask the Candidates About Atrocity Prevention
President Obama and Governor Romney will soon face off in the October 22 Foreign Policy Debate, moderated by Bob Schieffer, the host of Face the Nation on CBS. The world is waiting to hear what the two presidential candidates will highlight as their most critical foreign policy concerns.
- September 30, 2012
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- September 12, 2012
STAND was founded in response to the genocide in Darfur. Now, eight years later, things have changed dramatically in Sudan: even as atrocities continue in Darfur, the secession of South Sudan has led to new border-state conflicts characterized, once again, by the targeting and displacement of civilians. Concurrently, while the regime of Omar al-Bashir maintains a seemingly intractable grip on power, citizen protests reminiscent of the Arab Spring have arisen throughout the country.
- March 16, 2012
Earlier today, STAND joined human rights activists, faith leaders, and members of the Sudanese diaspora in pressing the U.S. government to redouble its advocacy on human rights and civilian protection in Sudan. A couple of hours later, the DC Metro police arrested George Clooney in front of Sudan’s Washington embassy.
- February 21, 2012
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