- 07/27/2009Posted by:
Sunday marked the 62nd anniversary of Martyrs' Day, the Burmese national holiday commemorating the triumph and assassination of Aung San, the father of Aung San Suu Kyi, and his companions in the fight for Burmese independence from British rule.
- 06/14/2009Posted by:
This summer, I'm interning at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office in New York City. Part of my job is to help to coordinate an NGO Working Group on Gender Based Violence in Sudan, which works with departments in the UN, like the UNFPA and the OCHA, to help ensure the well-being of women and children in the Sudan.
- 06/11/2009Posted by:
Last night, the House passed H.R. 2410, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which authorizes resources to strengthen U.S. foreign policy efforts for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011. Earlier this week, STAND and the Genocide Intervention Network sent letters in support of the legislation, highlighting key provisions that will help strengthen our government’s commitment to addressing ongoing genocide and mass atrocities and to preventing them in the future. GI-NET interns also hand-delivered letters of support to key members of Congress.
- 05/22/2009Posted by:
In an opinion piece in U.S. News and World Report today, William J. Dobson of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace urges the Obama administration to stop dragging its feet on Darfur:
- 05/11/2009Posted by:
In this week's issue: The government of Sudan announces its intentions to allow new aid groups into the country but obstructs a major Darfur civil society conference, tensions mount in the run-up to 2010 elections in Burma, and Congolese lawmakers pass a controversial amnesty law
- 05/04/2009Posted by:
In this week's issue: conflicting accounts of the situation in Darfur, more insecurity in southern Sudan, and a worsening humanitarian situation in DRC
Featured: UNCHR reports that FDLR rebels are "on a rampage" against civilians in eastern Congo.
- 04/24/2009Posted by:
Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where STAND housed its first National Student Conference in 2007. Throughout the course of the speech, President Obama cited inspiring acts of bravery and selflessness that had saved lives during the Holocaust, instances where regular people put their lives in jeopardy in order to hide those who were seeking refuge.