Here are some ways you can help put an end to violence against women in Darfur:
- Read and share The Farchana Manifesto.
- Contact us for native Darfuri speakers available for advocacy events and email@example.com
- The White Ribbon Campaign was launched in 1991 by Canadian men one year after the massacre of fourteen women in Montreal. Each year since then, men and women around the world have worn white ribbons as a personal pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women. Assemble and wear a white ribbon pinned to your lapel, sweater, or coat. When people ask you what it represents, tell them about the sexual violence taking place in Darfur and Sudan, and what they can do to stop it.
- Purchase a Light a Charm candle. Proceeds will support advocacy efforts to end the suffering of women in Darfur.
- Ask your faith leader to speak about Violence Against Women in Sudan in your place of worship, or by leading a small group that discusses sexual violence in Sudan and beyond. Consider raising the issue with your local Social Justice Board, or making materials on VAW in Sudan available to members of your congregation. Is your place of worship a “Congregation of Conscience”? If you collect more than 100 postcards from your congregation asking President Obama to lead for peace, Save Darfur will send you a free “Congregation of Conscience” banner.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, telling them about the sexual violence taking place in Sudan and urging others in your community to get involved.
- Use Facebook? Make this your status: In Darfur, Sudan, rape is used as a weapon of war. Millions of displaced civilians, the majority women and children, live in squalid camps. With insufficient protection by United Nations forces, women face constant risk of rape, especially when they leave camps to collect firewood or farm. If you believe that women’s rights are human rights, stand with the women of Sudan and post this as your facebook status today.
- Inform yourself about the status of refugees and IDPs in Sudan by visiting the Darfur Women Action Group website and liking us on The DWAG Facebook Page , where we aim to provide up to date news about the situation on the ground.
- Organize a silent auction, panel, concert, art show, film screening, and more in your community to raise money for organizations working to end violence against women in Sudan.
- Contact your Senators about the conflict in Sudan and the sexual violence that Darfuri women remain exposed to each day, including recommendations for action
- Please contact Dateline NBC at Dateline@nbcuni.com and ask the producers to run a special on violence against women in Sudan and to continue to amplify the voices of Darfuri and Southern Sudanese women striving for peace.