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    02/14/2010
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    Refugees who flee persecution and violence at the hands of the Burmese military regime must cope with the living conditions in refugee camps in neighboring countries such as Thailand or Bangladesh as well as unstable legal status within those countries.  Over 700,000 refugees have fled Burma. 

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    02/14/2010
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    In this week's issue: Sudan and Chad agreed to end their proxy wars against each other; 2,000 Karen civilians fled after a government attack; Congolese army forces are suspected of attacking Kakenge village in South Kivu

    Weekly News Brief, February 5 to 12, 2010, compiled by Joshua Kennedy at GI-Net and the STAND E-team. To subscribe to our education newsletters, email education@standnow.org.

     

  • 02/14/2010
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    After examining the importance of leadership and early warning for genocide prevention, this week STAND's education team asked you to consider early prevention.

  • 02/08/2010
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    This week's topic is early prevention, the third chapter of the GPTF Report. In this post you will find trivia and a discussion guide to bring to your chapter meetings. You can subscribe to weekly education newsletters which will include trivia, discussion, and weekly news briefs by emailing education@standnow.org.

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    02/07/2010
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    In this week's issue: The Sudanese government accused UNAMID of supplying JEM rebels; Thailand will repatriate 3,000 Karen civilians to Burma; a new OCHA report states that 90% of human rights abuses in DRC's Kivu provinces are committed by the FDLR or FARDC
     
    Weekly News Brief, January 28 to February 5, 2010,  compiled by Joshua Kennedy of GI-Net and the STAND E-team. To receive news briefs, trivia and discussion guides each week, email education@standnow.org.

  • 02/05/2010
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    This week's discussion focused on Congo and intervention. The trivia asked you to name four intervention missions in the DRC (past or current) and the key actors involved. The discussion asked you to define intervention and to list the key features necessary for successful intervention. STAND's Congo Education Coordinator Sharon Muhwezi provides her analysis.

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    01/31/2010
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    In this week's issue: the Sudanese government set a two month deadline to complete negotiations with Darfuri rebel groups; 2,000 people have been displaced in Burma this week; the FDLR has recovered positions in South Kivu, DRC
     
    Weekly News Brief, January 22 to 29, 2010
    Compiled by Joshua Kennedy of GI-NET and the STAND E-Team.

  • 01/30/2010
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    In a post earlier this month, we discussed the importance of leadership in preventing genocide. The Genocide Prevention Task Force (GPTF) Report specifically calls upon the American president, Congress, and people to lead and support genocide prevention initiatives. But what exactly does the GPTF suggest as methods of preventing genocide?

  • 01/25/2010
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    This week's topic is the importance of early warning in genocide prevention. To learn more, read the second chapter of the Genocide Prevention Task Force Report.

     

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