Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced.
A new video, featured on the Huffington Post, captures a conversation between board members Don Cheadle and John Prendergast about what needs to be done in Darfur.
View the "Bang the Drum for Darfur" video above, and follow the link for the accompanying statement, as well as information on how you can take action.
We've taken two trips in the last few months to the disputed region of Abyei bordering North and South Sudan. Throughout this time, we've been sounding the alarm that Abyei was likely going to be a flash point for violence.
Sadly, our concerns are now becoming a reality.
"While the Darfur peace talks have made some progress, combats between government and rebel forces continue, taking a heavy toll in civilian casualties and displacements, the UN's top emissary in the region said Thursday."
"Chad refused entry to a Darfur rebel leader on his way back to the battlefield on Wednesday, ordering him to return to Libya after a 19-hour diplomatic standoff at the country's main airport."
"Darfur rebels fought government troops on Thursday in the east of the troubled region, the latest in a wave of clashes which has seen hopes of reviving a faltering peace process fade away."
"The top international envoy in Darfur is urging all parties to reach a peace agreement before 2011 when attention will shift to the referendum on independence for south Sudan."
"Chadian airport authorities are holding the head of Darfur's most heavily armed rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement, denying him access to the Sudanese region through neighboring Chad, a JEM spokesman told AFP on Wednesday."