What began as a violent altercation between two men in a displaced persons camp in El Geneina, the capital city of Western Darfur, quickly spiraled out of control over the weekend of January 15-17. According to current reports, the violence spread to militias–described by many survivors as Janjaweed–who then attacked at least 13 neighboring villages, […]
For most victims of atrocities, justice feels completely out of reach. Many will never get the opportunity to see their oppressors punished for their crimes. But the Darfuri community is taking hopeful steps toward justice this week. On May 24, 2021, the International Criminal Court (ICC) held a pre-trial hearing to allow the prosecution to […]
The newly formed transitional government of Sudan took a big step in February in announcing its openness to turn former president Omar al Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges for his crimes against the people of Darfur. For many, this announcement has been decades in the making. Bashir’s violent rule […]
On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. 75 years later, we are able to reflect on the events of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed at Auschwitz through the lens of time. When the Nazis heard that Soviet troops would soon arrive at Auschwitz, thousands of prisoners were […]
A Region Questions if it Will Ever be Free of Genocide Fear emanates from Western Darfur in the shadow of the signing of the Darfur Framework Agreement. As the Transitional Government of Sudan takes these important steps toward peace, militia are rolling into the capital of Western Darfur leaving tragedy in their wake. As […]
As Sudan works to build a new government, there is much to celebrate. The country has seen the appointment of its first female Foreign Minister in Asmaa Abdalla, the new Justice Minister is of Darfuri heritage, and the newly appointed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has ordered an independent investigation into the killing of protesters on […]
More than 11 million Chinese citizens live under constant threat of re-education, thought transformation, and cultural genocide simply because of their ethnicity and religion.
In a devastating turn of events, early Monday morning, June 2, Hemeti’s RSF launched an attack on the protesters in Khartoum. It was unexpected, and bloody.
“Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the universe.” – Elie Wiesel, Night This past May, the U.S. House […]
Part two of this series will explore this process; looking at what has been achieved, what needs to happen, and how you too can join in the fight for recognition.