photo by jon nicholson
photo by jon nicholson


Don Cheadle

George Clooney

Matt Damon

Brad Pitt

David Pressman

Jerry Weintraub


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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last updated november 30th, 2009

november 30th, 2009

US blasts Sudan over Darfur peacekeeper harassment

"The U.S. envoy to the United Nations sharply criticized Khartoum on Monday over a U.N. report that accused the Sudanese army of harassing and threatening international peacekeepers in Darfur."

november 13th, 2009

Suu Kyi to Release ‘Procedure for the Nation’

"Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is soon to release a statement reportedly offering constructive guidelines for a better future in Burma, her party spokesperson said."

november 12th, 2009

Zimbabwe: More Students Arrested in Bindura

"Four more students were arrested on Monday at Zimbabwe's Bindura University, in what appears to be an intensifying clampdown on student activists in the country."

november 12th, 2009

US Urges Asian Nations to Push Burma on Elections

"The United States Wednesday urged Asian nations to pressure Burma to hold free and fair elections next year, ahead of a historic summit involving President Barack Obama and the junta's premier."

november 11th, 2009

Obama to Meet Burma, Other ASEAN Leaders

"President Barack Obama will meet leaders of Southeast Asian nations, including Burma, in a high-level affirmation of Washington's new policy of engaging the military-ruled country despite its dismal human rights record."

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