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With less than two weeks to go before Sudan will hold its first multi-party elections since 1986, Yasir Arman—presidential candidate for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)—announced that he was withdrawing from the race.
- April 02, 2010Posted by:Comments:0April 01, 2010Posted by:Comments:0In 2009, the ERASE (End Racism and Sexism Everywhere) Club of Whippany Park High School, Whippany, New JerseyMarch 29, 2010Posted by:Comments:0
Like in Darfur and the Congo, sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in Burma. Soldiers systematically rape ethnic women with the sanction of their superiors and with impunity. Outside of the context of conflict, we see rape as a crime against one person, but when used in conflict, rape is a systematic tactic that affects not only the people who have been raped but also their entire society.
Trivia: How many cases of rape have been punished by Burmese military tribunals?March 27, 2010Posted by:Comments:0
In this week's issue: the Sudanese government signed a framework agreement with the Liberation and Justice Movement; Aung San Suu Kyi opposes registering the NLD for the elections; 600 FDLR rebels have been killed or captured since JanuaryMarch 27, 2010Posted by:Comments:0March 24, 2010Posted by:Comments:0March 23, 2010Posted by:Comments:0
The only word I can think of that could encompass our trip to Burma is “overpowering.” Before the trip, I had spent a lot of time researching, learning, and writing about the conflict. I was fascinated by it and compelled to teach others about it, but at such a great distance, with so little contact with actual people affected by it, I had a hard time relating to it on a deeper level than intellectual interest and sympathy for the suffering people whose stories I had read.March 22, 2010Posted by:Comments:0