Maiwen is the South Sudan Research Associate for the Enough Project.
Maiwen has four years of experience in the humanitarian and nonprofit sector. His passion for humanitarian work began when he started working as a medical translator for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF Swiss) in the disputed border region of Abyei, Sudan. During this period, Maiwen experienced first-hand knowledge of the impact of conflict in the ability of local civil communities to access basic needs and humanitarian assistance.
After graduating from the University of Juba with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language, Maiwen joined the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as a Field Assistant. After one year as a Field Assistant, Maiwen accepted another offer as a Protection Associate for the UNHCR where he helped his office in providing in-depth analysis and assessment on the overall protection and humanitarian situation in the area; with much emphasis on physical protection and access to aid and basic services among the displaced and returnee populations.
Maiwen attended several trainings on protection, human rights, international refugee law and international humanitarian law. He is currently pursing postgraduate studies in public international law at the University of London through distance education; with focus on human rights law and international refugee law.
Annie Callaway is Advocacy and Activist Manager for the Enough Project focusing on coordinating the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative as part of the Raise Hope for Congo campaign.
Prior to joining the Enough Project, Annie was a policy intern for Global Witness and acted as the Northeast Campus Organizer for CFCI during the 2012-13 school year. In the fall of 2011, she traveled to northern Uganda with the School for International Training, where she spent four months living with a host family, traveling around the country and the region, and conducting research on post-conflict transformation in the Acholi sub-region. She is also a former Enough Intern.
Annie graduated from Tufts University in May 2013 with a bachelor's in Anthropology and Peace and Justice Studies.
Holly is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Enough Project where she focuses on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lord's Resistance Army, and Central African Republic. Holly is an attorney specializing in international criminal justice, sexual and gender-based violence, and natural resource trafficking. Holly has worked on numerous regional and international criminal cases, including the case against former-Liberian President Charles Taylor and the genocide case against former-Guatemalan President Efrain Rios Montt. She has litigation experience at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as well as representing and supporting victims of sexual violence, forced disappearances, and torture. In 2008, she was a consultant to then-ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, and later led a program in Northern Uganda introducing human rights curriculum into conflict-affected schools. In 2007, Holly was a Fulbright Scholar in Guatemala where she worked with the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights and local organizations investigating genocide crimes and violence against women in urban settings. In 2005, she worked as a consultant to truth commission efforts in Peru and Paraguay, gathering testimony from victims of civil war and dictatorship.
Holly holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a B.A. in international relations and history from Connecticut College. She speaks Spanish.
Jacinth Planer is the Editor/Researcher for the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress. Previously, she was a research associate for the Public International Law & Policy Group. There, Jacinth provided analysis on political power sharing, ceasefire agreements, and minority issues in Sudan, South Sudan, and Burma. Jacinth has also conducted research on multilateral diplomacy in international organizations and the political and legal developments surrounding the creation of the International Criminal Court and its early investigations in Central Africa. She has previously served in CNN’s investigative and documentary unit. She is a former U.S. Fulbright scholar and has collaborated with local and international journalists in Morocco and Senegal, where she also studied Moroccan dialectal Arabic and Wolof.
Jacinth has completed a master's degree in international affairs at American University’s School of International Service. She graduated summa cum laude from Beloit College with a bachelor's degree in French with minors in journalism, political science, and African studies. She is fluent in French.
Rachel Finn is the Enough Project’s Advocacy Manager. She recently served as a Research Associate with the International Center for Conciliation. Prior to this experience, she was a Tony Blair Faith Foundation Faiths Act Fellow at the San Francisco Interfaith Council, mobilizing local communities around the UN Millennium Development Goals in interfaith settings, with a focus on a malaria-based community health project in Sierra Leone.
Rachel holds a BA in International Relations from Tufts University, where she studied international security, religion, and worked on campus-wide genocide education programming. She believes deeply in our personal responsibility to end crimes against humanity and mass atrocities throughout the world.
Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih is a Darfuri activist and a recipient of the 2012 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. Hawa, a resident of Abu Shouk camp, was among 10 women who received the award, in the presence of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Born in North Darfur, Hawa and her family were forced to flee their home village in 2003 due to fighting between Darfuri rebels and government forces. As a result, she spent much of her young adult life in Abu Shouk internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in El Fasher, North Darfur, where she emerged as a prominent voice for the IDPs. For her advocacy, Hawa has been persecuted and detained on multiple occasions by the Government of Sudan, and was forced to flee Sudan in 2011.
In spite of the harassment and political challenges that she has faced, Hawa hopes to return to her homeland to continue defending the rights of Darfuris, and in particular the rights of women and children.
Stephen Lewis is the board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. He is a Distinguished Visiting
Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, and he is co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World in the United States.
Mr. Lewis is a member of the Board of Directors of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and Emeritus Board Member of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. He served as a Commissioner on the newly formed Global Commission on HIV and the Law. The Commission’s Report, Risks, Rights & Health, was launched by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in July 2012.
Stephen Lewis’ work with the United Nations spans more than two decades. He was the U.N.
Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from June 2001 until the end of 2006.
From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Lewis was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF at the organization’s global headquarters in New York. From 1984 through 1988, he was Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations.
From 1970–1978, Mr. Lewis was leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party, during which time he became leader of the Official Opposition.
In 2003, Mr. Lewis was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest honour for lifetime achievement. In 2007, King Letsie III, monarch of the Kingdom of Lesotho (a small mountainous country in Southern Africa) invested Mr. Lewis as Knight Commander of the Most Dignified Order of Moshoeshoe. The order is named for the founder of Lesotho; the knighthood is the country’s highest honour. In 2012, Mr. Lewis was an inaugural recipient of Canada’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Mr. Lewis is the author of the best-selling book Race Against Time. He holds 35 honorary degrees from Canadian universities as well as honorary degrees from Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins University in the United States.
Immaculee Birhaheka is one of the Congo's leading human rights activists. She is dedicated to protecting and promoting women's rights and leading efforts to end the massive rape of women and girls in eastern Congo. Birhaheka founded Promotion and Support of Women's Initiatives, or PAIF, and currently serves as the Executive Director. Prior to this, she was a program officer in charge of gender issues at GEAD, a local NGO working in Masisi and Walikale.
She was an Expert for Women before the Goma peace talks for the Kivus held in January 2008. Birhaheka has also consulted for CARE International and International Crisis Group on the consequences of sexual violence in Maniema province and the implementation of the UN 1325 resolution on the advancement of women in the Congo, respectively.
Birhaheka is a recipient of the Democracy Award from the National Endowment for Democracy in 2006. She received the Solidar Silver Rose Award for justice and human rights in 2002.
Immaculee Birhaheka is a graduate of the rural social development high institute in Bukavu (Institut Supérieur de Development Rural de Bukavu, ISDR) in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mia Farrow is an actress and dedicated activist. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has worked extensively to draw attention to the fight to eradicate polio. Farrow also has been a high profile advocate for children's rights, working to raise funds and awareness for children in conflict-affected regions, predominantly in Africa. She has traveled to Darfur three times to advocate for Darfuri refugees.
Farrow was involved with the Olympic Dream for Darfur campaign. During the 2008 Olympics, Farrow broadcasted from a Sudanese refugee camp to highlight China's involvement in the region and show the poor living conditions of African refugees displaced by conflict. Farrow has set up her own website, miafarrow.org, which features a guide on how to get involved with Darfur activism, along with her photographs and blog entries from Darfur, Chad, and the Central African Republic.
In 2008, Farrow received the France Legion of Arts and Lettres award, the Refugees International McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award for "extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people", and the Tiannamen Square Award. In 2009, Farrow was the recipient of the Leon Sullivan International Service award. Farrow also testified in the trial against former Liberian President Charles Taylor in August 2010.
Sr. Pauline Acayo is a highly experienced and award-winning peacebuilder whose skills in project management and conflict resolution have consistently won her the praise of her colleagues. Sr. Pauline Acayo currently works as a peace building and partner's relations Manager for Catholic Relief Services, or CRS, Uganda program.
Sr. Pauline has worked at Catholic Relief Services for the past twelve years in consistently progressing levels of responsibility. For instance,she worked as Head of Office in CRS' Gulu office,where she oversees the day-to-day management of northern Uganda projects and leads the design and implementation of nationwide projects in the peacebuilding field. In her experience as CRS' Peacebuilding Program Officer during the northern Uganda crisis,Sr. Pauline coordinated the re-integration of child soldiers,participated in the creation of Peacebuilding manuals,provided health and psychosocial support to children orphaned during the war. Sr. Pauline is also experienced in facilitating community dialogue,conflict mediation,designing inter-ethnic reconciliation interventions,and helped design the 2009 CRS-ARLPI land conflict mitigation pilot project. She has been nominated as a board member of Chantal Foundation Organization in USA.
In 2005,Sr. Pauline was named a Woman Peacemaker of the Year by San Diego University's International Justice and Peace Department for her work in grassroots peacebuilding. In 2006,she was one of ten employees to be named a Beacon of Peace by Catholic Relief Services. Most recently,Sr. Pauline won an Outstanding Leadership Award from the International Development Committee of the Association for Conflict Resolution. A native of northern Uganda,Sr. Pauline is deeply knowledgeable about local land and development issues. Sr. Pauline's great skills,dedication to peacebuilding in northern Uganda,and knowledge of the northern Ugandan milieu make her one of the leading peacebuilding professionals in Uganda.