- July 13, 2012Posted by:Comments:0
Hey STAND, my name’s Danny Hirschel-Burns and I’m a rising junior at Swarthmore College and a member of Swarthmore STAND. After attending the spring STAND conference my freshman year, I found myself very frustrated with STAND and unsure I wanted to continue involving myself with the organization. STAND camp changed all of that. It was the most intense period of thought and conversation I’d had since I began college. I was surrounded by intelligent, motivated, and
- July 11, 2012Posted by:Comments:0
Jessica Pham, STAND's Media Coordinator, attended Sunday's "We Choose Peace" rally in Washington, D.C. The rally was a chance for Sudanese, South Sudanese, and advocates to come together to celebrate the independence of South Sudan and to reaffirm a commitment to choosing peace in Sudan and South Sudan.
The event featured dancing, singing, live music, speeches, and a vote. With two large ballot boxes on the stage, attendees were able to vote for either "War" or "Peace." Can you guess which one won? Read on to find out in STAND's first ever Storify!
- July 07, 2012Posted by:Comments:0
As July 9, the first anniversary of South Sudan’s hard-fought independence approaches, there is cause for celebration, but also for somber reflection. Since independence, a number of issues have not yet been confronted by the Sudans, including the demarcation of the border, the status of each other’s citizens in the other’s country, and the sharing of oil revenues.
- July 04, 2012Posted by:Comments:0
- July 02, 2012Posted by:Comments:0
Throughout the past two weeks, an emerging, dynamic protest movement has spread across Sudan, challenging the National Congress Party's (NCP) waning grip on political authority. In addition to #SudanRevolts’ domestic uprising, Khartoum confronts internal schisms and a three-front military conflict--violence in Darfur, Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, and with South Sudan threatens civilian security and livelihoods.
- June 28, 2012Posted by:Comments:0
On January 9, 2011, in a referendum provided for by the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the people of southern Sudan voted overwhelmingly to secede from the north. The new nation of South Sudan attained its official independence on July 9 of that year. Unfortunately, violence in both countries has continued.
- June 16, 2012Posted by:Comments:0
United Nations observers monitoring violence in Syria suspended operations today amidst increasing violence and threats to their safety. The lead monitor, Robert Mood, became concerned after some of the monitors came under fire last Tuesday as they entered the scene of a massacre. This comes over a month after a ceasefire was supposed to take effect.