Today the Enough Project is hosting a panel event, “War and Protest in Sudan: Implications for the Region a Year After South Sudan's Independence ” at our office in Washington, D.C., and live-streaming here. Join us for a discussion that will address the multiple and interconnected challenges facing both countries since independence and explore ways to build peace and security within and between the two Sudans.
South Sudan and Sudan have seemingly stepped back from the brink of all-out war, but they have yet to resolve many outstanding issues within the context of the ongoing North-South negotiation process. Meanwhile, conflict is deepening in a number of Sudan's regions, while the pro-democracy movement–led by youth, civil society organizations, and opposition political parties–is protesting Sudan's dictatorship. This violence and unrest poses significant implications for South Sudan and the region at large.
The Enough Project will also debut a short video–shot in South Sudan–highlighting the reflections of South Sudanese and Sudanese on the occasion of South Sudan's first anniversary of independence.
Our panelists will include Dr. Francis Deng, U.N. special advisor to the secretary-general on the prevention of genocide, Omer Ismail, Enough Senior Policy Advisor and active member of the Darfuri diaspora, Sarah Cleto Rial, program director at My Sister’s Keeper, and Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast.
You can participate in the discussion even if you are not in the D.C. area. We'll be live-streaming the panel and you can submit your questions to our panelists via Twitter using the hashtag #sudanspanel.