Because of pressure from concerns citizens like you, we have kept Darfur on the global agenda, secured billions of dollars in humanitarian aid, and cleared the way for the largest peacekeeping operation in the world!
Despite these successes, there is still work to be done! Activists across the globe continue working to end the genocide. These are some of the major campaigns in recent years:
Million Voices for Darfur
Over one million people sent postcards to President Bush, urging him to use "the power of [his] office to support a stronger multi-national force to protect the civilians of Darfur." That force is now being deployed.
Illinois, New Jersey, Oregon were among the first states to divest their pension funds from supporting companies that invest in Sudan (where a large portion of government money is used for violence). Many universities, mutual funds, and cooperations have followed suit and divested from Sudan.
Save Darfur: Rally to End Genocide
Over seventy-five thousand people convened in Washington, DC in April 2006. Speakers included faith leaders, political figures, human rights activists, entertainers, and survivors. The rally was successful in gathering strong national media attention.
Dollars for Darfur: National Fundraising Challenge
During the 2008-2009 school year, a competition was held to determine which middle and high schools could raise the most money. Half of the $306,000 raised by students was given to humanitarian aid and the other half was used to pay for advocacy.