Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Take action against genocide.

In the last two months I've written about seven actions you can take to help end the genocide and suffering in the Darfur region of Sudan. The methods I discussed call for individual action, but some folks may want the support of an established organization to help them make their voice heard and their actions felt. Here are a few organizations that will help you get started:

--> Africa Action "is engaged in advocacy and activism to stop the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, where the Sudanese government has been waging a campaign of destruction against targeted African communities since 2003." Visit Africa Action to find talking points and ten ways you can help stop the genocide.

--> Genocide Intervention Network "envisions a world in which the global community is willing and able to protect civilians from genocidal violence. Our current mission is to empower global citizens with the tools to advance initiatives that prevent and stop genocide." Visit their website to find action alerts, and information on lobbying and divestment.

--> Genocide Hits Home: Communities and Congress Talk Darfur is a project of the Genocide Intervention Network. "This winter, concerned Americans will meet their members of Congress and ask them to (1) urge the Bush Administation to introduce a resolution at the UN Security Council that strengthens and expands AMIS and (2) restore the $50 million that Congress cut in the fall so AMIS can deploy more personnel. We seek  volunteers willing to donate just a few hours per week this winter to lead this cause in your own communities." Register now to get help in talking to your representative.

--> Human Rights Watch lists several things you can do about the crisis in Sudan, including blogging for human rights.

Also, consider the resources available from the, Initiative for Inclusive Security, Institute for the Study of Genocide, and others.

Years from now, when someone asks you what you did to stop the deaths of 450,000 people and the suffering of 2.5 million others, what will you say?

Choose the methods that works best for you, and take action today.

"I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair." - Alfred Lord Tennyson


Karama said...

This post is part of the Spotlight on Darfur 3, Christmas Edition. You may also want to check out Spotlight on Darfur 1 and Spotlight on Darfur 2.

Thanks for organizing and hosting these, Catez!

Hannah Im said...

This is a great post! I wandered over here from Allthings2all's Spotlight. Thanks for putting together these links.

Karama said...

I'm glad you found this post useful, Hannah. Thanks for visiting So what can I do. Please stop by again soon, and spread the word.

All: By the way, here's the correct link to the Spotlight on Darfur 3 - Christmas Edition.