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photo by jon nicholson

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George Clooney

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Brad Pitt

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Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized, and displaced.

 

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last update: march 12th, 2015

march 10th, 2015

Not On Our Watch Teams with Armenian Leaders to Establish Rights Award to Commemorate Centenary of Genocide

Leaders in the Armenian diaspora, preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, have collaborated with Hollywood celebrities and human rights advocates to create a prize to be awarded annually to those who put themselves at risk to ensure that others survive.

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february 25th, 2015

Board Members George Clooney and John Prendergast New York Times Op-Ed on Sudan's Rape of Darfur

This op-ed was originally published in The New York Times, and co-authored by board members George Clooney and John Prendergast.

 

In the early 2000s, a brutal conflict in western Sudan between the government and rebels led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Darfuris, with millions displaced as refugees. In 2004, the United States declared Sudan’s actions a genocide.

 

After that spike in attention and concern, the world has largely forgotten about Darfur. Unfortunately, the government of Sudan has not.

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NEWS

last updated january 7th, 2010

january 7th, 2010

Sudan Clashes Seen as Threat to Peace Treaty

"At least 140 people were killed in clashes in recent days in a remote corner of southern Sudan, a United Nations official said Thursday, deepening worries that the American-backed peace deal ending decades of war there could collapse amid spasms of ethnically motivated violence."

january 6th, 2010

Burmese video journalist jailed for 20 years: rights groups

"A Burmese court has handed down a 20-year jail term to a video journalist who worked with exiled media, rights groups said Wednesday, as the ruling junta continues its crackdown on dissent."

january 5th, 2010

Nestle reopens Zimbabwe factory

"Nestle, one of the world's largest food companies, has reopened its factory in Zimbabwe after receiving assurances from the government that its business will not be interfered with again, an official with the Swiss-based company said Tuesday."

january 5th, 2010

National police undertake UN-backed pre-election training in Darfur

"Sudanese police officials have wrapped up a series of United Nations-backed security training sessions in the country’s war-ravaged region of Darfur in preparation for this year’s national election."

january 4th, 2010

US skeptical on Burma elections

"The United States has voiced doubts on whether Burma's upcoming elections would be credible and urged the military regime to engage the opposition and ethnic minorities."

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