April 20, 2015
As you know, the Darfur genocide began 12 years ago and continues today, affecting over 4 million people. Violence has dangerously escalated and intensified more than at any time since the genocide began in 2003. Therefore, we are calling on you to join us to strengthen our effort and make our voice louder in order to hold the international community accountable for its failure to protect the innocent men, women and children in Darfur and across Sudan.
On April 24th and 25th, Darfur Women Action Group (DWAG), members of the Sudanese diaspora, and friends of Darfur and Sudan worldwide will protest the continuing genocide in Darfur and violence in Sudan.
On Friday April 24th, I, along with other members of the Sudanese diaspora, will go on a 24-hour hunger strike at Lafayette Park beginning at 12:30pm. After the hunger strike ends at 12:30pm Saturday April 25th, we will hold a rally from 1pm – 4pm in front of the White House. DWAG invites you to join us and participate in one or both of our events to help draw attention to the ongoing genocide in Darfur, call for a sustainable change in Sudan, and demand an end to the longest genocide in history.
For more details, please find the attached flyer and statement, which you are welcome to share with people in your network. If you are unable to attend but want to support our cause, we would be grateful if you send us a message of solidarity that can be posted on our website. You are also welcome to donate to help us continue speaking out for those whose voices have been oppressed in Darfur and Sudan at large. Donate
We would be honored if you can join us and I look forward to continuing to work with you to promote justice, equal rights, and respect for human dignity in Sudan and around the world.
President of Darfur Women Action Group