With an International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and the reaction by his regime to expel 13 international humanitarian aid organizations, there have been lots of questions about activism and its influence on policy. Our newest paper, “Why Activism (Still) Matters for Sudan… And What You Can Do,” highlights how thoughtful and persistent anti-genocide activism has made a powerful difference to date and is more essential now than ever.
In the statement, co-author John Prendergast urges constituents to do everything they can at this critical time in Sudan’s history:
The activist movement for peace in Sudan is needed now more than ever. This is the time to speak out: to save lives; to work toward a lasting peace; and to hold those who have conducted war crimes accountable…. We must resist the tempta¬tion to jump at overly simplistic or ineffective solutions and proceed with appropriate humility, but continue to act with the knowledge that our efforts as activists are a crucial component to achieving peace in Sudan.
Join the authors on a conference call this Thursday, March 19th, at 5:00pm ET. Dial 888-674-0222 or 201-604-0498 to join in.