“My mother trapped between fires for ten years in Darfur”
Please help Darfur Women Action Group speaks up for Darfur on this Mother’s Day
Dear Friends and Supporters of Darfur Women Action Group,
This mother’s day marks ten year since my mother has been caught up between the fires. Surviving genocide is not an easy task. It takes a lot of courage and resolve. Ten years for my aged mother is too long.
During the month of April, the international community remembers the victims of genocide and recognizes the horrendous crimes still being committed around the world. The genocide in Darfur began a decade ago this spring and despite international action the Sudanese government continues to target ethnic groups in Darfur as well as women through sexual violence.
March 14, 2013
During the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, the Darfur Women Action Group urges members of the international community to address the systematic violence directed toward women and their families throughout the 10 years of violence in Darfur.
By Eric Reeves
The retreat on the part of the United Nations Security Council in responding to Khartoum’s continuous aerial military assaults on civilians in Darfur could not be clearer. In Resolution 1591 (March 2005) the Security Council had "demanded,"
Violence continues to rage throughout Darfur, indeed has dramatically accelerated in recent weeks. This has created an insecurity that endangers not only millions of civilians—within and outside the camps for displaced persons—but humanitarian personnel. Most transportation corridors are unsafe without the heaviest of escorts. Whole sections of Darfur—e.g., Jebel Marra—remain subject to Khartoum's humanitarian embargo. The National Islamic Front/National Congress Party regime relentlessly o
Human Security in Darfur, Year's End 2012: North Darfur
An assessment of the most violent region of Darfur since July 2012 (Part 3 of 3), including the grim first weeks of 2013
Eric Reeves, 17 January 2013
As this Holiday season is approaching and you are all excited to meet with families and friends, the people of Darfur are deprived, not only from the minimum means of sustenance but from their beloved ones, like their mothers, daughters, sisters and brothers, with no hope for peace.
Please, take the time to stand in solidarity with your sisters in Darfur and Sudan as a whole, by making a tax deductible donation to DWAG.Your donation enables us to continue to raise our voices louder to bring their plight to the policy maker’s attention.
Throughout this past year, the women of Darfur have suffered a continuous onslaught of rape, assault and other forms of abuse. The sad truth is that after years of ongoing tragedy, the people of Sudan are still venerable to total impunity and a lack of accountability within the judicial system. While the following headlines can only scrape the surface of the events the people of Darfur have seen this year, they are a snapshot portraying some of the things women have faced.
So Ahmed Haroun, wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur was appointed to Governor of South Kordofan by the President of Sudan, Omar Bashir, who is also wanted for the same crimes, go figure! Well guess what? Ahmed is back to what he does best, killing and burning.
In the span of the 16 days of activism on violence against women, I would like to appeal to you all to join Darfur Women Action Group to stand in solidarity with the people of Darfur and particularly women who have been through unimaginable suffering for 10 years.