- March 13, 2013Posted by:Comments:0
Last semester, high school and college students from across the country submitted entries to STAND’s Fall 2012 Human Rights Essay Contest. The prompt for the contest was as follows:
- 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.