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August 08, 2008 | Vanessa Parra
Today marks the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. China holds unrivaled influence with the regime in Sudan. Join us in urging China to use its leverage to persuade the Sudanese government to allow into Darfur the full protection force outlined by UN Resolution 1769.
August 04, 2008 | Kenneth Bacon | Tagged as: Myanmar
"What do they think when they see me?” asked the Venerable Kovida, a Buddhist monk from Burma. Given that he was dressed in bright saffron robes and flip-flops while hiking in the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, the question made sense.
July 29, 2008 | Melanie Teff | Tagged as: Uganda
On our mission to northern Uganda we were told that the biggest immediate danger for women in the displacement camps is domestic violence. My colleague, Camilla Olson and I heard that the stressful overcrowded conditions in camps and the lack of livelihood opportunities for men and women contribute to this violence, which puts the physical and mental health of so many women at serious risk.