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Margot Wallström is a former Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister of Sweden and diplomat, who until recently held the post of United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Prior to this, she served for ten years as European Commissioner: 1999-2004 as Environment Commissioner, and 2004-2010 as Vice President and Commissioner for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy in the Barroso Commission. She is currently the chairman of Lund University in Sweden.

Take Action on the LRA: Invisible Children Launches #KonyInKingi

For the past two years, Kony has frequently received safe haven in a Sudanese-controlled territory called Kafia Kingi on the border of South Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR).  However, it’s nearly impossible to get to him there. You can take action by joining Invisible Children in messaging 10 international leaders who have the power to do something.  Read More »

“Memes for Peace” project promotes peace in South Sudan

With the help of Mothering Across Continents, students in North Carolina have launched a “Memes for Peace” project to promote peace in South Sudan.  Read More »

Movie Trailers That Spark Activism from ‘Iolani School’s 7th Graders

After i-ACT brought "Camp Darfur" to 'Iolani School in Honolulu, HI, some seventh grade students went the extra mile to spark social awareness by creating short video trailers promoting the message that average people can bring about hope and change for the victims and survivors of genocide.  Read More »

CAR: Violence and killings in capital Bangui threaten fragile peace

In the past two weeks there has been an alarming upsurge of violence in the Central African Republic's capital city, Bangui. Combatants, civilians, children, peacekeepers and humanitarian actors have all been severely affected these recent clashes. As political tensions between the transitional government and Anti-Balaka intensify, the roots of this return to instability appear to be multidimensional.  Read More »

"Watchers of the Sky" Documentary Film Opens in NY and LA

On October 17th, the documentary film Watchers of the Sky, an overview of the issue of genocide and its many consequences, opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles.  Read More »

Guest Review of The Good Lie

Steve Hansch, a Hunger Notes editor with more than 20 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of aid programs, particularly humanitarian mitigation, relief and recovery, reviews The Good Lie.  Read More »

Caught in the Crossfire: Child Soldiers in South Sudan Have Few Alternatives

Youth have been key fighters in South Sudan’s various conflicts for decades, as depicted in the new feature film The Good Lie. As the country’s ongoing crisis unfolds, with little evidence of abatement, youth continue to suffer the consequences as both the victims and perpetrators of violence, with few alternatives for a better life.  Read More »

Think Progress Op-Ed: How War Criminals And Human Rights Violators Exploit U.S. Banks

Ill deeds on a mass scale require money – heaps of it. And for those who get their working capital through trafficking, pillage, and corruption comes the problem of where to stash their cash. For far too long, the American financial system and corporate structures have been exploited to enable the actions and transactions of the worst of the worst.  Read More »

Daily Beast Op-Ed: ‘The Good Lie’ and the Hard Truths of South Sudan

The Good Lie should be about the past. Unfortunately, a new war, rooted in the embers of the one that brought the Lost Boys and Girls to America, has engulfed South Sudan today.  Read More »

New Generation of Lost Girls at Risk in South Sudan

Sudan’s second civil war and U.S. humanitarian efforts elevated the “lost boys” to widespread recognition. But little attention has been paid to the “lost girls” of Sudan. As South Sudan plunges back into violent conflict, the risks girls face are mounting, including sexual and gender-based violence.  Read More »

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