As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign, Stars for Darfur is hosted on the last day of the campaign. Falling on the International Human Rights Day, Stars for Darfur focuses on the engagement of our community, friends of Darfur, and features prominent individuals to commemorate the victims of genocide.
Since 2012, DWAG has put on an event with a silent auction, concert, and positive atmosphere to support the genocide victims, women empowerment, and raise funds to advance DWAG’s efforts. In the past, the event has taken place at Club Elevate; however, with the surge of COVID-19 and in accordance with CDC guidelines, the event was virtual this year. The Stars for Darfur campaign includes contacting influential individuals or celebrities that have a mass following and are outspoken when it comes to social justice, anti-genocide advocacy, women empowerment, and violence against women.
It is important that we continue making connections and engaging individuals beyond our established network to build a local, national, and global awareness of the situation in Darfur and the negligence of the Sudanese government to protect its own citizens from continued violence.