On November 1, 2014, residents of Tabit, Darfur, Sudan reported the mass rape of women and girls in the town by hundreds of Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers from a nearby garrison. Since then, the Government of Sudan has repeatedly denied access to UNAMID personnel to investigate and has intimidated victims and witnesses; UNAMID has demonstrated that it is neither able to protect civilians nor investigate crimes by the government of Sudan against civilians; and the victims have not received appropriate medical care or psychosocial counseling.
For more information read Stop Genocide Now’s The Disturbing Role – or Lack Thereof – of UNAMID in Darfur.
On November 20, 2014, Act for Sudan has issued an appeal to President Obama that he and the UN Security Council order a prompt independent investigation into the acts by the SAF in Tabit, subsequent actions by the Government of Sudan, and all related UNAMID actions and communications on the ground, to the UN and to the public.
Please add your voice to this appeal by:
#UNAMID fails to protect women/children in #Darfur. #Sudan troops cont with impunity after committing mass rape: http://bit.ly/1xS9b5N
Time for @barackobama & @whitehouse to lead at the #UNSC! Govt of #Sudan troops commit mass rape in #Tabit #Darfur: http://bit.ly/1xS9b5N
#EndViolence, mass rapes, impunity for #Sudan govt in #Darfur. U.S. @whitehouse @AmbassadorPower must lead: http://bit.ly/1xS9b5N
(note: first like President Obama’s Facebook page in order to tag him in your post)
Time for @barackobama to lead at the UN Security Council! Government of #Sudan troops commit mass rape in #Tabit #Darfur and face no consequences. Add your voice to Act for Sudan’s appeal to end impunity for the Government of Sudan! http://bit.ly/1xS9b5N
Pick Up the Phone
Call The White House at 202-456-1111, between 9AM-5PM EST and tell the Operator: “I appeal to President Obama that he and the UN Security Council order a prompt independent investigation into the mass rapes and all subsequent Government of Sudan and UNAMID actions.”
*In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo taken on a government organized media tour, a woman rides a donkey past a convoy of government troops in Tabit village in the North Darfur region of Sudan, where allegations surfaced of rape of women by government allied troops. The spokesman for the joint United Nations African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur says the Sudan government has asked his mission to prepare plans to exit the country. This comes amid tension between the mission and the government over an investigation into allegations of mass rape in the violence-torn western region of Darfur.