• Campaign to Prevent Identity Based Violence
    September 03, 2014
    Campaign to Prevent Identity Based Violence

    For many of us who are continually confronted with articles, images, conversations, and classes about pockets of social tension in the world, it’s easy to see that patterns of violence erupting from that tension often correspond with patterns of identity. Identity manifests in many ways: race, sexuality, gender, political affiliation, geographic location, religious identification, etc.

  • May 28, 2014

    The crisis in South Sudan is increasingly dire.

    Since December’s dispute between President Kiir and his former deputy Machar, South Sudan has seen massacres on ethnic lines that have left tens of thousands dead and 1.2 million displaced.

  • April 05, 2014

    This April, as a part of Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, we are bringing attention to two specific pieces of legislation, H. Res. 503 in regards to South Sudan and S. Res. 375 in regards to CAR. To read in detail about these proposed bills, check out our Policy Coordinator’s blog post on the topic.

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    December 18, 2013
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    When conflicts threaten to escalate or spill into widespread violence, there are very few ways that the US government can act quickly to prevent mass atrocities- which is why the Complex Crises Fund is so critical.

    The Complex Crises Fund provides flexible funding to USAID and the State Department so that they are able to act quickly when an emerging or unforeseen conflict arises.

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    October 27, 2013

     The Rohingya population in Burma has been labeled by the UN as among “the most persecuted minorities in the world.” However, the conflict in Burma hasn’t garnered sufficient attention from the international community to better the situation.

    We’re looking to change that.

    We want to make sure all of our students, activists, and advocates are aware and educated about the situation in Burma, and ready to take action! We have some exciting opportunities coming up that you and your chapter can get involved with: 


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    October 01, 2013
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    STAND: This Semester, Year, and Beyond!

     Interested in what STAND is up to?  Looking for ways to take action and raise your voice, with your STAND chapter or on your own? Want to act to make a difference in Sudan, Syria, Burma, the DRC, and beyond?

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    September 29, 2013

    Ten years ago the genocide in Darfur began.  

    Today violence and atrocities are still ongoing.

    This crisis won't wait. Join us on December 4 to take ACTION!

    Omar al-Bashir’s systematic assault killed approximately 400,000 people and displaced over 2.2 million more. Three years ago South Sudan declared independence.  After decades of war, peace appeared attainable.  Now, the legacies of both conflicts live on throughout Sudan.

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    June 19, 2013
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    “One mechanism for altering the calculus of U.S. leaders would be to make them publicly or professionally accountable for inaction.”-- Samantha Power

    As Obama’s pick for US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power has a lot of responsibility on her plate.  As student advocates, and citizens abhorred by violence around the world, we want to make sure that ending and preventing mass atrocities doesn’t fall by the wayside.

  • Congolese diaspora rally in London to draw attention to sexual violence in the Congo.
    February 08, 2013
    Congolese diaspora rally in London to draw attention to sexual violence in the Congo.

    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.

  • Call Barack Obama NOW!
    January 25, 2013
    Call Barack Obama NOW!

    The Crisis

    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.

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