- February 11, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
By STAND Senior Manager Kathleen Fallon
“Tomorrow will be more beautiful.”
This is the rough translation of “Bokra ahla,” an Arabic message scrolled onto the remains of a sandy-colored brick building in Aleppo. Like many, many buildings in Aleppo, it is now no more than rubble on the ground.
- February 07, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
Heavy fighting has erupted in parts of Damascus on Wednesday in what USA Today has called “some of the worst violence to hit the Syrian capital in weeks”. Activists reported the fighting is centered in western districts of the city.
- February 06, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
By Mickey Jackson, STAND Student Director
Almost nine years ago, a small group of students at Georgetown University formed the first STAND chapter (fun fact: back then, STAND was an acronym for “Students Taking Action Now in Darfur). Since then, thousands of students from across the country have built and led constituencies for atrocities prevention in their communities.
- February 04, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
This piece, written by Raise Hope for Congo Assistant Campaign Manager Alex Hellmuth and STAND National Student Director Mickey Jackson, originally appeared on the Enough Project blog.
- January 31, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
Sudanese authorities in South Kordofan have increased security measures on the border with South Sudan after the failure of talks in Addis Ababa on the implementation of security arrangements. Khartoum and Juba failed to agree on the issue of South Kordofan and Blue Nile rebels. The Sudanese government accuses South Sudan of harbouring and supporting them, but Juba refuses to discuss the issue saying it is an internal Sudanese affair.
- January 31, 2013Posted by:VisitorComments:0
- January 29, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
By Carly Fabian
Carly Fabian is a participant in STAND's Guide to Navigating the Blogosphere. Interested in getting lessons on best practices for blogging and writing on conflict and mass atrocities prevention issues? Join the program! The program is intended to train students to effectively express their own views on international human rights issues; consequently, the views expressed in Blogging Bootcamp posts are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect official STAND policy stances.
- January 28, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
By Jack Spicer, Ohio University STAND
As news unfolded about the bombing at Aleppo University on the 15th, members of the Ohio University STAND chapter asked the same question that brings them together every week: “What can we do?” An answer came from Facebook when we were invited to an event page organized by the Syrian American Council and later by STAND—it was an effort to have schools organize emergency vigils on campuses throughout North America, and we decided to join in.
- January 25, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
By Lizzie Howell, Emory University STAND