March 2012

Jewish World Watch and Enough Partner to ‘Hear Her Voice’ in Washington, D.C.

Activists from across the country descended upon the nation’s capitol this week to discuss and bring awareness to the raging conflicts in eastern Congo and Sudan. Jewish World Watch, or JWW, organized and hosted the two-day event “Hear Her Voicethat featured an advocacy training and meetings with legislators and foreign policy experts. It brought together Jewish, Congolese, and Sudanese activists and other allies in the fight against genocide to collectively bring a voice to the women affected by violence in eastern Congo and Sudan.  Read More »

U.N. Report Singles Out Worst Offenders of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

A recent U.N. report has for the first time explicitly named a number of armed groups and military forces around the world suspected to be the worst perpetrators of conflict-related sexual violence. The annual report, which was released in January, identifies extreme cases of sexual violence, provides examples of how sexual violence has threatened security and impeded peacebuilding in post-conflict situations, and makes strategic recommendations on how to prevent such offenses in the future.  Read More »

Sudan’s Weapons of Mass Starvation

The sustained aerial bombardments by the Sudanese Armed Forces, or SAF, over the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan have displaced thousands of families from their homes. While some have fled into the region’s caves for shelter, 25,000 people have migrated over the Sudan-South Sudan border to seek safety in refugee camps. For those who have remained in the Nuba Mountain caves, the paralyzing fear of Antonov airstrikes have prevented any farming from taking place. Without the ability to harvest the land, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network believes the remaining population will be in emergency conditions by March. As for the thousands of individuals who have reached refugee camps in South Sudan, they also live in echoing fear of SAF attacks and growing food insecurity.  Read More »

Three Challenges for Two Sudans

This piece first appeared as part of New York Times "Room for Debate." Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast and other debaters—including Oxfam’s Sudan Country Director El Fateh Osman, Former Special Envoy to Sudan Andrew S. Natsios, Girifna member Dalia Haj-Omar, Chair of Islamic Studies at American University Akbar Ahmed, National Director of STAND Daniel Soloman, and Heritage Foundation Research Associate Morgan Roach—address the question: How can world leaders prevent another humanitarian disaster from taking place in Sudan?  Read More »