Legislative Roundup: Spotlight on Sudan

What happened to the Save Darfur coalition? Sudan needs them now.

Rebel forces are poised to take the capital of Darfur, El Fasher. This comes after weeks of heavy fighting in the region forcing even more people to flee. Every time we think the situation in Sudan has gotten as bad as it can get, it gets worse. Despite the United Nations’ plea for a ceasefire … Read more

Tell Congress to Fund the Burma Act

Tell them to keep their promise to the people of Myanmar The U.S. House of Representatives is moving forward on its budget bills for the Fiscal Year 2025.  This includes the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) appropriations budget that provides key funding for Burma’s democracy movement in its struggle against the … Read more

Your Voice for the Uyghurs Was Heard by the House

Uyghur Lives Matter

Good news! Last week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Uyghur Policy Act (H.R. 2766) by a unanimous vote. We’re now working hard to send the bill to the House floor for a final vote. It is because of your continual emails, phone calls, and actions, that the Uyghur Policy Act has over 100 – … Read more

Progress on Capitol Hill

help us end genocide

Thanks to all of your emails and phone calls to your Members of Congress, a lot is happening at the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) this week. This Wednesday, there is an HFAC subcommittee hearing on the future of Nagorno-Karabakh, which you may attend in person or view live online. Witness U.S. Administration officials give testimony and answer … Read more

Stop the Air Strikes in Myanmar

Last week, the Myanmar military killed 14 children in an airstrike on a displaced persons camp in Kachin State, Burma. According to BBC Burmese Service, 14 children were among the 29 dead. The attack came shortly before midnight on Monday in the village of Munglai Hkyet, around three kilometers from the Kachin Independence Organization headquarters … Read more

What’s Doin’ in DC for Human Rights

Genocide is not ok

A lot has been happening on Capitol Hill! This is a rundown of the bills that are before Congress and how you can help get them passed. We are making great progress but we need to keep up the pressure!  The Uyghur Policy Act: The Uyghur Policy Act was introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives … Read more

Auto #ForcedLabour Social Media Toolkit

Reports  Instagram: @hkcatshu @sheffhallamuni @NomoGaia  Twitter: @SHULawCrim @sheffhallamuni @NomoGaia Social graphics Suggested caption: Ford, GM, & Stellantis say they’re committed to ending forced labour, BUT reportedly source metals and batteries made with #Uyghurforcedlabour. Even the U.S. Senate Finance Committee asked about their possible supply chain links to the Uyghur Region. GM, Ford and Stellantis: What … Read more

The Rohingya Genocide, Six Years Later

from the 8/9/88 uprising

Six years ago, the Myanmar military perpetuated genocide and has yet to be brought to justice This week marks the sixth anniversary of the Rohingya genocide. Six years ago, the Myanmar military launched attacks on Rohingya communities in Rakhine State forcing over 700,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to Bangladesh where they remain to this day. … Read more

Remembering 8/8/88

Thirty-five years ago today, the people of Myanmar stood up. We need to stand with them today. Today marks the anniversary of the 8/8/88, democracy uprising in Burma. Students started the uprising in Yangon and the protests quickly spread throughout the country. Hundreds of thousands of students, monks, children, and people from all walks of life protested … Read more

Make Urban Outfitters Do Right by the Uyghurs!

In 2023, no company or country should profit from #ForcedLaborFashion What is happening to the Uyghurs in China rivals any horror movie or Stephen King novel. From using them like slaves to harvest corn, tomatoes, and other crops and manufacture too many products to list here, to harvesting their organs, and killing them, the only … Read more

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