In 1945, the world promised that it would be the last: the last genocide, the last time millions of humans were killed for being themselves. The world apologized for being a bystander, and it promised it would step in the next time. Yet, apparently, promises are meant to be broken.
Following the Holocaust, there have been four genocides; each one, the world has failed to stop. The Darfur genocide started on February 26, 2003, and it persists in the present day. As conditions in Sudan deter, the world continues to remain ignorant.
But you can choose differently. You can take action. You can make a difference, no matter how small it is.
Start by signing a petition. It’s simple and quick, but it can go a long way. The petition is calling the United Nations to action, asking them to investigate the Sudanese government for violating the Sudanese people's human right to peacefully protest.
Next, donate. Even a dollar can make a change. Save the Children Action Network is only one of many organizations helping those in Sudan, and you can pick from a numerous list to make your impact. Here are a few others:
Third, advocate. Spread the word, whether it’s through sharing posts on social media, having conversations with your friends and family, or actively seeking out those in power and urging them to take more action.
For those living in America, you can call your member of Congress at 202-224-3121. State your zip code and tell them you support the people of Sudan.
If you don’t want to call, you can text RESIST to 50409 and ResistBot will assist you in sending a written message to your respective Congress Member.
Wherever you are in the world, you have a voice, and you have people around to listen to it. So, speak up.
Billions of people may not interfere, but at least thousands of people can. Let some part of the world fix its mistakes, and help those who are still fighting with the glimmer of hope that the world will step in. The people in Sudan cannot communicate with the outside world, but we know what is happening. We can do what is in our power to stop it. Let us do it.
inCon stands by those who are fighting for their human rights in Sudan. We hope you will too.