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  • 09/03/2009
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    Some of you have already heard a little bit about the Pledge2Protect conference and are already excited for the anti-genocide movement's largest conference ever.  For those of you who haven't, no worries!  Big news regarding conference registration is coming out Tuesday.

    Can't wait? Be the first to know by following @pledge2protect on Twitter.  You'll get insider info, updates on speakers and workshops, important conference details, and you'll be the first to know it all. 

     

     

  • Refugees fleeing Kokang
    09/01/2009
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    Refugees fleeing Kokang

    As we mentioned last Thursday, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), an ethnic Kokang ceasefire group, ended its two-decade ceasefire with the Burmese regime. The ceasefire’s end brought about several days of destructive military combat between the MNDAA and the Tatmadaw, the Burmese army.

  • 08/27/2009
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    The Irrawaddy reported on Thursday that the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), an ethnic Kokang ceasefire group, ended a two-decade ceasefire with the Burmese regime. Several instances of fighting broke out along the Sino-Burmese border, aggravating the month-long refugee crisis in the northeastern Shan State.

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    08/11/2009
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    Recently, STAND published a blog post addressing the presence of child soldiers in military combat operations by Tatmadaw, the Burmese army, and ethnic rebel groups in eastern Burma. Since then, the United Nations has taken impressive strides towards ending the abuse of children and use of child soldiers in Burma.

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    08/08/2009
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    Having claimed the lives of 5.4 million people since 1998, and displaced 250,000 since August 2008, DR Congo’s crisis rages on. More and more people are getting displaced in the Eastern towns of Kivu, Rutshuru and Nyakakoma. And those who manage to return home from exile in neighboring Uganda with assistance of organizations like the International Rescue Committee (IRC) are met with mere debris left over from their torched homes. With today’s ongoing resettlement, congestion and disease have become a very big problem.

  • Secretary Clinton
    08/05/2009
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    As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with African leaders this week during her eleven-day, seven-nation tour of the continent, she will be forced to face a cache of challenges, from recent instability in Nigeria to the continuing plight of refugees and women in the Congo.

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    08/02/2009
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    Two weeks ago, the Thai-Burmese border-based Yoma News Service released a report detailing the Burmese army's widespread use of under-age soldiers in combat operations.

  • 07/27/2009
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    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.

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    06/14/2009
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    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.

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    06/11/2009
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    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.

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