Want a quick and easy way to express your concern about the genocide in Darfur to the Canadian government? Call 1-800-Genocide.
1-800-Genocid(e) is a toll free number that connects you directly to the office of the Prime Minister, the office of the Foreign Affairs Minister, or the office of Leader of the Opposition.
Click the button below to call directly from Skype:
What to say?
My name is name and I’m calling you from city, province
I am calling today because hundreds of thousands have been killed or displaced in Darfur.
Here are some suggested talking points:
“I am calling because I am concerned about the dramatic spike in violence and threat of ethnic cleansing in Sudan. Canada should speak out at the UN against the escalating conflict and talk to its international partners in order to apply pressure on Khartoum to stop attacks and begin troop withdrawal.”
“The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development recommended that Canada to send a high-level delegation to North and South Sudan. I support this recommendation, and believe that it should include both Ministers and opposition MPs. It should convey our interest in a peaceful future for Sudan, including Darfur. It should also assess, with civil society, needs on the ground and establish how Canada can best help.”
“In order to effectively prevent, monitor and address grave human rights abuses and mass atrocities, the Government of Canada should create a Sub-Committee for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity which should be attached to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.”
Canada has the power to act, and I ask you to help prevent further atrocities.
This is a pivotal moment in Sudan’s history. Join us as we show our support for a peaceful future.