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April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

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April is designated as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month each year, as it marks important anniversaries for multiple acts of genocide in the 20th century. Throughout the month, individuals and organizations join together to commemorate and honor victims and survivors, educate the public about past and contemporary genocides, and advocate for prevention against future mass atrocities. To support activists as they take action in their communities this April, the Enough Project has teamed up with partner organizations to create a Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month Toolkit.  Read More »

Daily Beast: End Sexual Violence In War Zones

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United Nations has partnered with the UK to launch a powerful new political campaign to end rape in war. Already, 128 countries have publicly committed themselves to a new Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. It promotes women’s full participation in peace negotiations. In doing so, the declaration casts women as more than victims of sexual assault during conflict who require restitution. Instead, it envisions them as peacemakers and change agents for their countries' futures.  Read More »

Deseret News: Pazocalo Social Network Connects Students With Survivors

Kids at the Djabal refugee camp wave as school lets out for the day.

Someday, Rahma wants to return to his home country, which he fled after militia on horseback burned his entire village.

Why? So he can be president, of course.

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Enough Project Applauds President's Promotions of Susan Rice and Samantha Power

Date: 
Jun 5, 2013

Enough Project Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jonathan Hutson, jhutson@enoughproject.org
+1-202-386-1618

Enough Project Applauds President’s Promotions of Susan Rice and Samantha Power

The Enough Project applauds President Obama’s appointment of Ambassador Susan Rice to lead the National Security Staff and his nomination of Samantha Power to replace Rice as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

John Prendergast, Co-founder of the Enough Project, states:

“Two extremely committed public servants will be assuming two of the most important positions with an ability to affect human rights and peace around the world.  President Obama could not have chosen two more effective advocates for human rights and human dignity.  Susan Rice and Samantha Power will have a tremendous impact on America's ability to effect positive change in the places where people are hurting the most.”

Mark Quarterman, Director of Research for the Enough Project, states:

“Both Susan Rice and Samantha Power are taking up these significant responsibilities with backgrounds steeped in human rights and direct knowledge of past successes and failures in preventing genocide and other mass atrocities. They are intimately aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the international system, especially the United Nations, in protecting civilians in the midst of violent conflict. We congratulate them on their appointments to these positions for which they are so well prepared.”

John C. Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Enough Project, states:

“The appointments of these two strong leaders demonstrate President Obama’s conviction that atrocity prevention is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States. Both are committed to building an effective global system of atrocity prevention and will no doubt make that a high priority in their new positions. We look forward to working with them to advance a robust anti-atrocity and human rights agenda.”

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The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more about Enough, go to www.enoughproject.org.

How Small Steps Lead to Giant Leaps in Friendship and Understanding

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Right now, in 2013, it has been ten years since the tragedy occurring in Darfur started. In 2003, the Sudanese government began supporting militia groups called the Janjaweed (“Devil on Horseback” in Arabic) to terrorize villages in Darfur because of their ethnicity and with goals of acquiring land and resources. These actions have been widely recognized as genocide.   Read More »

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.   Read More »

One Million Bones Nationwide Movement Comes to D.C.

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The Enough Project is excited to announce its’ partnership with One Million Bones, a large-scale social arts practice founded by Naomi Natale that uses education and art to raise awareness of genocide and mass atrocities. From June 8-10, 2013, they are hosting an installation on the National Mall as a unique symbol of our common humanity and a call to action, followed by an Advocacy Day hosted by the Enough Project. The installation will consist of one million “bones,” made by activists around the country and meant to symbolize and honor lives lost through genocide and those still under threat in current crises.  Read More »

10 Years of Darfur, 100 Days for Darfur

i-ACT co-founder and director Gabriel Stauring announces a 100-day fast to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Darfur crisis. This piece is cross-posted from iAct's website.  Read More »

Darfuri Refugee Education: What Our Collective Fundraising Efforts Achieved

Rehabilitated classroom at Darsalam A school in eastern Chad.

This holiday season, the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program, or DDT, is celebrating our biggest accomplishment this year! Following DDT Manager Buky Williams’ recent trip to the refugee camps in eastern Chad, DDT has released its latest progress report on the funds implemented in Goz Amer.  Read More »

Clemson University Darfur Awareness Club Mobilizes to Support Its Refugee Sister School

Prior to founding the Darfur Awareness Club at Clemson University in 2010, I spent an extensive amount of time researching various organizations’ work for the victims of Darfur. After discovering the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program through a friend who knew of the Enough Project’s work, I knew I had found a match and immediately signed Clemson University up to become a Sister School.  Read More »

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