Photo by Gabriel Stauring
Students have always been at the forefront of the atrocity prevention movement, both contributing to and leading the progress that we have made over the years.
Check out some our successes:
- Divested the endowments and pension funds of more than 25 states and 8 universities from companies doing business in Sudan.
- Through lobby and high-level advocacy efforts, helped pass national divestment legislation, or more specifically the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act (SADA).
- Lobbied Congressional offices nationwide to help pass the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act.
- Made calls to the Obama administration for the successful appointment of a Special Envoy to Sudan and a Darfur Diplomat.
- Advocated for the implementation of the No-Fly Zone in Libya by making calls to Susan Rice.
- Through a MTV-held twitter town hall with President Obama, we tweeted over 5,000 times to get the Obama administration on the record speaking about US policy toward South Sudan.
- Fundraised more than $650,000 for Genocide Intervention Network’s civilian protection program.
- Partnered with Enough’s Raise Hope for Congo Campaign to power the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative (CFCI), made up of students who encourage university officials and stakeholders to pressure electronics companies to responsibly invest in Congo’s minerals sector. CFCI has passed 12 conflict-free resolutions so far at participating schools!
- Sponsored and organized 3 national conferences, 13 regional conferences, 3 STAND Camps, and 1 bootcamp, and in doing so, trained over 2500 student advocates.