- March 11, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
By Sophia Geanacopoulos, USC STAND
In preparation for Valentine’s Day 2013, members of the STAND chapter at the University of Southern California spent their afternoon making valentines with a slightly different message than that of the classic Hallmark card. Members created valentines for President Obama, urging him to support peace talks in Kampala and to stand in solidarity with Congolese women who have been victims of gender-based violence.
- March 06, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
To recap our recent campaign, #Syriasly, we created this Storify to highlight some of the coolest actions, events, and tweets. Don't know about #Syriasly? Check it out.
- March 05, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
By Nate Wright
I arrived to hear the Sudanese speaker as a favor to a friend. I didn’t think I would be compelled to act or would found an organization that would become a national movement. I certainly never imagined that less than a year later, I’d be traveling through the Darfur refugee camps in eastern Chad with an mtvU documentary crew, listening to victims of the first genocide of the new millennia. But that was exactly where I ended up in March 2005.
- February 28, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC) president Nestor Osorio will announce a compromise this week by which Sudan will not head the humanitarian segment at the council, as previously planned, and instead take on a different role.
- February 27, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
By Amanda Jowell, Durham Academy STAND
While my classmates and I are generally preoccupied with receiving carnations and chocolates from our friends and loved ones on Valentine’s Day, this year we shifted gears to focus on something infinitely more valuable—genocide and women’s rights. On Valentine’s Day a few weeks ago, Durham Academy’s STAND chapter hosted Hawaa Salih, a Darfur refugee and genocide survivor, where she spent a 50 minute assembly sharing her powerful story with the Durham Academy community.
- February 19, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
This piece is by Laura Hackney, from Stanford STAND
With the end of the ceasefire in 2011 between the KIA (Kachin Independence Army) and the national Burmese army*, fighting in the Kachin State has escalated across the vast province. Though peace talks have taken place recently in the Chinese border town of Ruili, the effects of this violence have destroyed lives and endangered the livelihoods of thousands of Kachin people living in the region.