This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Darfur crisis, a genocide which has claimed the lives of an estimated 300,000 people and displacement of several millions others.
While the reported violence in Darfur has decreased in recent years, civilians in places such as Blue Nile and South Kordofan continue to be subjected to mass human rights violations that escalated during the lead-up to South Sudan’s succession in 2011. Although all are vulnerable to the spiraling violence, it is women, children and peoples with disabilities who are bearing the brunt of the crimes and the impunity the perpetrators hold.
As civilians of both countries continue to die from both the decade-old conflict and the more recent tensions, President Omar al-Bashir remains at large in spite of the outstanding 2009 ICC-issued warrant for his arrest. Several of Bashir’s cronies have also been charged but have yet to be in the custody of the ICC.
The Nobel Women’s Initiative continues to stand in solidarity with the innocent civilians of the Sudan, South Sudan and the Darfur Women Action Group.
For a timeline of the Darfur conflict, click here.
Read Physicians for Human Rights report “Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women” on the injustices Darfuri women face in their home communities and while refugees in Chad.
Get background information on the conflict in South Kordofan compiled by the International Crisis Group.
Visit Radio Dabanga, an independent news source created in 2008 by Dafuri for Dafuri (includes print articles).
The United States pledges more support for Dafuri women and female issues in the Sudan.
Sign the Darfur 10 petition calling on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Security Council and the African Union to end the suffering in the Republic of Sudan.
People residing in the United States can also sign the petition created by United to End Genocide.
Pressure governments that allow President Bashir to take refuge within their borders and delay his arrest by the ICC.