“Never forget the real challenges and the real rewards are out there in the field, where people are suffering, where people need you.”
- Sérgio Vieira de Mello
Working in conflict zones from Bangladesh to Sudan, Sérgio Vieira de Mello dedicated his life to helping others. He believed in upholding human dignity, both individual and collective. As a man of action and reflection, he embodies the spirit of our work to end genocide and crimes against humanity.
Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on crises in Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas of Africa affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Like Sergio, our work is based on principles: promoting durable peace, providing civilian protection, and punishing perpetrators of atrocities (3P’s).
We urge all of you to join us in upholding Sergio’s legacy of service. Learn about celebrities who are standing up on behalf of women and girls in eastern Congo and young refugees in Darfur. Then take action, and get friends and family to join you!
IMAN: Supermodel. Businesswoman. Activist. Refugee. Iman is famous worldwide as a supermodel, successful businesswoman and fashion icon alongside her husband David Bowie. That's just the beginning -- she is also a refugee. (Directed and produced by Robert Padavick. Filmed and edited by Ivan Kander. Copyright 2010 Center for American Progress)
Tracy McGrady's 'Darfur Dream Team' Helps Refugees The Darfur Dream Team, launched by NBA star Tracy McGrady, connects schools in America with schools in Darfuri refugee camps in Chad. The "Sister Schools" program, through fund raising, educational awareness and other steps, aims to improve the educational opportunities of these resilient refugee students. To learn more or get involved, visit www.darfurdreamteam.org
1. Urge the National Security Council Deputies to escalate real pressures on the parties, call for a strengthened civilian protection mandate for both UNAMID and UNMIS, and deploy more full-time diplomats on the ground in Sudan to accelerate peace efforts. http://www.enoughproject.org/SudanNow
2. Contact Your Members of Congress
Last week, the National Security Council Deputies Committee met to review progress of the Obama Administration’s Sudan Policy. Contact your Members of Congress and ask them to request a meeting with the deputies for a full report on the implementation of the Sudan policy.
3. Contact the White House
Call (202-456-1414), Write or Facebook the White House with this message --
Tell President Obama that it is time to act. He must use his leverage to bring other countries on board and create a credible set of multilateral consequences to continued obstinence of the government of Sudan.
4. Share the message
Use Facebook to share this page with your friends, Tweet to hashcode #SudanNow and ask everyone in your online social network to take action.
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