Here at Enough, we often swap emails with interesting articles and feature stories that we come across in our favorite publications and on our favorite websites. We wanted to share some of these stories with you as part of our effort to keep you up to date on what you need to know in the world of anti-genocide and crimes against humanity work.
- A couple of good slide shows this week help illustrate the unfolding drama in Sudan following the indictment of President Bashir. The Guardian compiled a series of photos spanning from 2004 to last week’s announcement by the ICC.
- The New Republic captures images of the reaction among Sudanese around the world to the ICC’s decision.
- Ofebia Quist-Arcton’s piece this morning on NPR described the mood in Zimbabwe following the traffic accident in which Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was injured and his wife Susan died.
- CFR’s analysis on the warrant for President Bashir provides a useful synopsis of the political and humanitarian developments in Sudan and the events leading up to the ICC’s decision. CFR calls the warrant “the most dramatic development in the global move toward increased transnational justice since the end of the Cold War.”
- UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Yakin Erturk has often been in the media recently, speaking in honor of International Women’s Day. We were especially interested in Al Jazeera’s take on her comments, which focused on the increasing risk of violence against women and girls amid the deepening economic crisis. Al Jazeera also highlighted U.N. Secretary General Ban ki-Moon’s recent visit to eastern Congo, after which he expressed ‘shock’ and ‘sadness almost beyond expression’ after meeting women who were victims of sexual violence.
The Enough Team contributed to this post.