Archive for September, 2010

September 17th, 2010

Now is the Time to Take Action.

Yesterday, the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed Canada’s concern regarding the pattern of escalating violence in Darfur. In camps for internally displaced persons, over 100 civilians have been killed in recent weeks.

“Canada urges the Government of Sudan to take steps to ensure the safety of Darfur’s citizens, and to allow full, safe and unhindered humanitarian access to assist those in need,” said Minister Cannon.

For Minister Cannon’s full statement, please click here.

While Minister Cannon’s comments are timely and appropriate, speaking out against the escalating violence in Darfur is only one part of the solution. Canada also needs to continue their engagement with the Darfur peace process to ensure the Darfuri society is fairly and widely represented. Furthermore, we need to call upon Sudan’s ruling political party to lift restrictions on opposition parties, civil society organizations and the media.

Today, I ask you to let Minister Cannon know that you want Canada to make Sudan a priority. With the referendum on independence for South Sudan in January 2011, Canada needs to anticipate how this significant vote will affect the whole of Sudan and particularly what consequences it will have for Darfur. With the referendum only a few months away, this is an important time for Canada to demonstrate leadership on the issues facing Sudan.

Email Minister Cannon, and make a difference for Darfur today.

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September 15th, 2010

Time is Running Out!

Today is the last day to apply for Stand’s 2010 Advocacy & Training Conference! A sneak preview of some of the fantastic guest speakers who will be at the conference is below.

Applications are due at 11 pm EST – Click here to fill out an application online.

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September 8th, 2010

Announcing Stand’s 2010 Conference

Stand’s Annual Conference is back! This year’s 2-day leadership and advocacy training conference is filled with experts and alumni there to conduct trainings and share their knowledge on how we can continue to be the best youth-based anti-genocide organization in Canada.

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September 5th, 2010

STAND Digest – September 2010

This month we continue to look at the issues facing the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Southern Sudan, and continue to explore developments in three areas: The Negotiations and Peace Process, Humanitarian Affairs and Security, and Darfur in Canadian Politics.

Download the PDF here.

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September 2nd, 2010

A Message from the Principal Director

Friends of Stand,

I am thrilled to introduce you to someone you already know, our former Chapter Director, Elham Bidgoli, in her new role as Principal Director. Elham’s passion for the people of Darfur, her incredible experience having served as Stand’s Chapter Director for over four years, and her vision to see Stand transition into this new decade are unparalleled. After two years as Principal Director, I am happy to pass on the role of leading our organization to Elham – I could not imagine a better candidate to grace us with a fresh perspective and a new voice at our helm. I am excited to transition into a mentorship role for the team and pursue new partnership opportunities for the organization with other NGOs, supporters and allies.

Thank you all for your incredible support these past two years – I trust the next two, with our continuation of the Stand for the Dead campaign, pushing for a free and fair referendum in Sudan, and advocating for the creation of a permanent standing committee in Canadian parliament to address genocide, will see us make increasingly greater change for the people of Sudan.

In peace,

Anne Wagner

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