As the Darfur conflict enters its 10th year, widespread rape and gender violence is still ongoing in the region. The war continues to have a devastating impact on the communities, claiming the lives of an estimated 300,000 people and displacing millions of others.
In a recent written report to the United Nations Security Council, the International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor stated that widespread rape was being under reported for fear of retaliation by the Sudanese Security Forces. While aerial bombardments have largely stopped, the area continues to be highly insecure for women and girls, particularly those living in internally displaced camps.
Despite the worldwide attention on the genocide in Darfur and charges against President Omar Al-Bashir at the International Criminal Court for the crime of genocide, the Sudanese government continues to commit violence against civilians in other areas of Sudan, such as Blue Nile and South Kordofan, where human rights violations have escalated since South Sudan's secession in 2011.
Read Physicians for Human Rights report “Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women” on the injustices Darfuri women face in their home communities and while refugees in Chad.
Sign the Darfur 10 petition calling on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Security Council and the African Union to end the suffering in the Republic of Sudan.
People residing in the United States can also sign the petition by United to End Genocide.
Pressure governments that allow President Bashir to take refuge within their borders and delay his arrest by the ICC.