December 10th, 2008 was the 60th anniversary for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document, ratified by all United Nations member states, declares, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Completely disregarding the Declaration, the Government of Sudan and the Janjaweed militia have systematically attacked the people of Darfur and deprived them of their basic human rights. Women and girls have suffered unimaginable horrors. Their homes have been destroyed and their husbands and family killed. Rape has been used systematically as a tool of genocide.In solidarity with the girls and women of Darfur, please ask President Elect Obama to make Darfur a Day 1 Priority:
1. Go to President Elect Obama’s Transition Team Website: Change.gov
2. Fill in the required fields.
3. Check off “Foreign Policy.”
4. Ask President Elect Obama to make Darfur a Day 1 Priority.