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Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Posted by Lexi Britton on June 7, 2013

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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.

This week, Susan Rice was appointed to the position of National Security Adviser and Samantha Power was nominated to replace her as the Ambassador to the United Nations. John Prendergast authored an op-ed in Politico on the new appointments and the potential impact on America’s human rights agenda.

An article on details Museveni’s evolution from an idealistic, democratic leader to an authoritarian, corrupt dictator. Opposition has accused Museveni of grooming his first son to take over power when he eventually leaves office.

This weekend, One Million Bones and the Enough Project have partnered to raise awareness of genocide and mass killing in Sudan, Congo, Burma, and Somalia. This is a three-day event that will include a large scale installation of ceramic bones on the National Mall. In an interview with the Smithsonian’s blog, the founder of One Million Bones said:

“I know it’s going to be extraordinarily powerful. I consider the Mall to be sacred space and powerful. I think that people feel that when they’re there.”

Human Rights Watch and award-winning photographer Brent Stirton will present a photography exhibit titled “Dowry- Child and Forced Marriage in South Sudan” at Lincoln Center from June 13 to June 26.  This exhibit will focus on the issue of child marriage in South Sudan, where almost half of all girls between 15 and 19 are married.

An article in The New York Times reports that group therapy for survivors of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been successful in aiding the healing process. 

“A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Washington in Seattle and the International Rescue Committee brought a type of treatment called cognitive processing therapy to Congo. They adapted the method to treat women who could not read or write, and taught it to local health workers who had a high school education or less.”