The Am I Not Human? Campaign began as a means to bring focus to the genocide occurring in Darfur. This month we learn that Darfur is a top priority for the Obama administration. The information below is taken directly from The White House Agenda website.
While we are pleased to know that President Obama and his administration have "their eyes on Darfur", it is important to note that the eyes of the world have been on this region for quite a long time. Watchful eyes have not yet ended the atrocities that continue to occur in this region. Perhaps it is time to stop watching and put an end to these continued acts of violence and genocide. The fact that we are watching means little to nothing as compared to the Eye of God watching what we do or not do to stop such evil against His children.
Bringing relief to the battered region of Darfur is a top priority for the administration, the President and Vice President assured the actor and activist George Clooney last night.
In separate meetings with President Obama and Vice President Biden, Clooney told them what he saw on his recent trip to Eastern Chad.
"We saw an awful lot of fear," Clooney told Larry King last night of his visit to the region. "There was [also] a tremendous amount of hope."
After six years of fighting, it’s estimated that 300,000 people have been killed and more than 2.7 million displaced in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Learn more about the joint United Nations-African Union mission there.
Women: Preventing Violence Against Women
Fighting Gender Violence Abroad: The genocide in Darfur has had particularly devastating consequences for women. Tens of thousands of women have been killed, raped, and displaced since the conflict began in 2003. President Obama has been a leading voice in Washington urging the end of genocide in Sudan. He worked with Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) on the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act, a version of which was signed into law. The President has traveled to the United Nations to meet with Sudanese officials and visited refugee camps on the Chad-Sudan border to raise international awareness of the ongoing humanitarian disaster there. He also worked with Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) to secure $20 million for the African Union peacekeeping mission.
Sojourner's Place joins with other bloggers on the 27th day of each month in denunciation of human rights violations across the world, and particularly Darfur. As part of the Am I Not Human? campaign, information and tools are provided throughout the blogosphere to bring to the forefront the atrocities that continue to occur in our world. This Campaign continues until such time that measurable, sustained, and progression changes occur. Please go to Roots of Humanity, this Campaign's Virtual Headquarters for more information or you may email organizers at: Virtual Campaign headquarters can be found at: RootsofHumanity@gmail.com.
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