- April 07, 2010Posted by:Comments:0Did you know that April is Genocide Prevention Month? This semester, we've focused on the recommendations of the Genocide Prevention Task Force (GPTF) Report.April 03, 2010Posted by:Comments:0
In this week's issue: Opposition parties have withdrawn from Sudan's presidential elections; Burma's NLD party has voted not to participate in elections; Human Right's Watch released a report documenting more attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army in Congo
Weekly News Brief, March 26 to April 2, 2010, compiled by Joshua Kennedy and the STAND E-team. To receive news briefs, trivia, and discussion guides, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Areas of ConcernApril 02, 2010Posted by:Comments:0
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:0