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‘City of Joy’ opens its doors, empowers survivors

Singing, drumming and dancing with shovels marked the celebrated opening of the City of Joy, a new center for women survivors of gender violence, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Created from a vision designed by Congolese women, City of Joy is supported by V-Day and the Fondation Panzi of the DRC, along with […]

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UMA hosts ‘Stopping Genocide in Sudan,’ Feb. 9

Speaker and advocate, El-Fadel Arbab will present “Saying ‘Never Again’ is Never Enough: Stopping Genocide in Darfur,” at noon on Wed., Feb. 9, at the Michael Klahr Holocaust Education Resource Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA). The event is part of UMA’s Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies Program 2010-2011 […]

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New video bids us to stop a war before it starts

A video featuring actor/advocate George Clooney and Enough Project co-founder John Predergast is featured on today’s New York Times blog by Nicholas Kristof, “George Clooney in Sudan.” The video comes jointly from the Enough Project and Not On Our Watch, a humanitarian advocacy organization, co-founded by Clooney. Sudan is also the subject of an in-depth feature […]

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Clooney, Prendergast tell Sudan’s story on NBC

Tonight’s edition of NBC’s “Dateline” brings its national audience to Southern Sudan, where citizens are nearly one month away from a historic vote that could mean independence from the north, changing the map of the Africa. NBC’s Ann Curry follows actor/advocate George Clooney and Enough Project co-founder John Predergast during a recent trip to Sudan. With oil […]

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Burma elections go on without Suu Kyi, NLD

Today, as the United States continues to process the ground-shifting changes of Tuesday’s polls, Burma held its first national election in 20 years. While 29 million were eligible to vote, concerns have rung out about how the election in Burma, also known as Myanmar, could be free, fair and inclusive. Instead, it has been largely […]

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