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  • 03/01/2010
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    Trivia: When was the last time Somalia had a stable, permanent government? What foreign powers sought influence in Somalia and Afghanistan in the past? 

  • 03/01/2010
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    Answers and analysis to last week's trivia and discussion. To receive weekly education updates which include trivia, a discussion guide, and news briefs, email education@standnow.org.

  • 02/23/2010
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    Trivia: What human rights violations do the Rohingya face at the hands of the Burmese regime?  What violations do the Karen face? 

    Answer:  For the Rohingya, your answer could have included the denial of citizenship, arbitrary taxation, land confiscation, forced eviction, and forced labor.  For the Karen, your answer could have included forced labor, forced relocation, extrajudicial killings, and rape at the hands of Burmese soldiers 

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    02/22/2010
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    In this week's issue: Seven UNAMID police officers were injured in an ambush; over 900 Karen have returned to Burma from a refugee camp on the border of Thailand; Women were executed and abducted in an FDLR attack in Congo

    Weekly News Brief, February 12 through 19, compiled by Joshua Kennedy at GI-Net and the STAND E-team. Email education@standnow.org to subscribe to weekly mailings with news briefs, trivia, and a discussion guide.

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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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