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African-American Legislators Announce Fast for Darfur - The Sudan Tribune

Date: 
May 19, 2009

 (WASHINGTON) – Several US lawmakers announced a fast today in solidarity with the people of Darfur, imitating actress Mia Farrow, who recently completed a 12-day-long hunger strike.

More than a dozen members of the Congressional Black Caucus appeared at a press conference alongside the actress to announce that they each in turn would fast for several days consuming only water, until ending the group protest in August.

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No Longer Just "Bystanders to a Genocide" - Talk Radio News Service

Date: 
May 19, 2009
Author: 
Courtney Ann Jackson

The Congressional Black Caucus welcomed actress and activist Mia Farrow Tuesday for the launch of the Darfur Fast for Life Campaign. According to a press release form Congressman Donald Payne’s office, the campaign calls on the CBC and others “to fast in solidarity with the Darfuri people who are suffering at the hands of the Omar al-Bashir regime in Sudan.”

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Lawmakers, Farrow Urge Further Action by Obama on Darfur - Voice of America

Date: 
May 19, 2009
Author: 
Dan Robinson

Members of the U.S. Congress are urging President Obama to take further steps to address the situation in Darfur. Lawmakers joined Darfur activist and actress Mia Farrow and others at a news conference on Capitol Hill.

Acting on doctor's orders earlier this month, the 64-year-old actress ended a 12-day-long liquids-only hunger strike to protest the expulsion by Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of more than a dozen humanitarian aid agencies from Darfur.

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United States Aiding Victims of Gender-Based Violence - allAfrica.com

Date: 
May 19, 2009
Author: 
Jim Fisher-Thompson

The underlying issue of gender inequality that leads to violence against women in civil conflicts is a problem in many parts of the world, but there is a difference in "scope and intensity" of the violence in some African nations, a State Department official told Congress May 13.

Gender-based violence "as a tool of war is in no way limited to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sudan, or in Africa," Ambassador Melanne Verveer told a joint hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues and the Subcommittee on African Affairs. 

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Fast for Darfur

MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE JOIN 'DARFUR FAST FOR LIFE'

Since actress and activist Mia Farrow began her fast for Darfur on April 27, more than 500 people around the world have joined the Fasting Chain of her group, Darfur Fast for Life, to fast or subsist on refugee rations for a day or more. Prominent individuals who have joined the fast include Sir Richard Branson, the singer Peter Gabriel, and U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne.

WATCH Mia Farrow discuss her hunger strike in protest of the expulsions of NGOs and aid workers from Darfur on Larry King Live.

JOIN Darfur Fast for Life - even if you want to fast or live on refugee rations for a single day. Sign up at http://fastdarfur.org.

Keep up with the growing number of activists now fasting for Darfur


 

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Lawmakers, Farrow Urge Further Action by Obama on Darfur

Members of the U.S. Congress are urging President Obama to take further steps to address the situation in Darfur. Lawmakers joined Darfur activist and actress Mia Farrow and others at a news conference on Capitol Hill.

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