- November 20, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
Yesterday, Representatives Jim McDermott (D-WA), Frank Wolf (R-VA), and Barney Frank (D-MA), introduced the Conflict Minerals Trade Act (H.R. 4128). If passed into law, the bill would help increase transparency in industries - i.e. the electronics industry - that are major consumers of minerals whose illegal trade is fueling ongoing conflict in eastern DR Congo.
- November 15, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
This Wednesday, the Sudan Tribune reported that the Government of Sudan (GoS) “wil begin closing down the camps for the displaced populations in the war torn region of Darfur next year.” The Government would essentially shut down the camps and forcibly relocate the displaced Darfuris to their home villages or to other new “housing complexes”.
- November 06, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
I have been to A LOT of of STAND conferences - no surprise since I first got involved in STAND in 2006, way back when I was a junior at Northwestern University in Chicago. Back then, STAND was a start-up run by students who were on fire about ending genocide, but who often didn't have the resources we needed to coordinate large-scale national events. Sitting here today, just three years later, it's crazy and inspiring to think about the differences.
- October 28, 2009Posted by:Comments:0We are now be able to offer financial aid to more applicants, so get to the site and apply today!
Haven’t made your housing plans yet? Don’t worry! The Hyatt Regency Washington at Capitol Hill has extended our discount until Friday, October 30 at 11:59pm.
- October 19, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
A weekly update of the most important updates on the ground in our conflicts of concern. This week: potential peace talks for Darfur in Uganda, child labor in Burma, "catastrophic" interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and more....
- October 09, 2009Posted by:Comments:0