October 15, 2018

Alex Meixner: Ongoing recalibration

Following a series of posts by Tim Nonn and Rob Crilly, today’s contribution comes from Alex Meixner – Senior Director for Policy and Government Relations at Save Darfur. In this quite lengthy post, Meixner deals with the question of how U.S.-based  advocates can maintain political strength, as well as the policy question of what that […]

Perceptions from outside the U.S. #5: Poland

Kris Kotarski is a journalist and peace and conflict researcher. He grew up in Warsaw, Poland before immigrating to Canada in 1991. In the last year, he has been based somewhere between Calgary, Ottawa, Warsaw, and Berlin He contributes regular columns to the Calgary Herald and 3 Quarks Daily. Is there an advocacy movement for […]

Perceptions from outside the U.S. #4: Ethiopia

I am Mekdes Mezgebu. I am now working with the UNDP in Addis Ababa, Is there an advocacy movement for Darfur in Ethiopia? To my knowledge, there are no advocacy movements for Darfur in Ethiopia. While neighboring and very close to Ethiopia in a lot of other respects, often times, Darfur does not attract a […]

Perceptions from outside the U.S. #3: RwandaRwanda

Gaston Segakiga is a lawyer and human rights activist in Rwanda. Is there an advocacy movement for Darfur in Rwanda? There is no advocacy movement for Darfur in Rwanda. Many activists who could do it are still coping with post genocide consequences.  Others do not see really what they could do to save lives of […]

Perceptions from outside the U.S. #2: Italy

Ilaria Allegrozzi works as the Governance and Humanitarian Affairs officer at the Cooperation Office of the Italian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I asked her about the Darfur advocacy community in Italy. Is there an advocacy movement for Darfur in Italy? Yes. It’s called Italians for Darfur. What can you tell us about it? It’s […]

Perceptions from outside the U.S.

Hi everyone Another “ongoing conversation” I’m hoping to start this week is about how the U.S. based Darfur advocacy movement is perceived by people outside the U.S.  I’ve asked a few friends and colleagues from around the world who were selected as 2007 Global Young Leaders on Genocide Prevention, to contribute their thoughts. To start […]