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New report by Alliance DARC: no prosecutions for rape in Darfur

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New report by Alliance DARC: no prosecutions for rape in Darfur

10 Dec 06 - Despite rape and sexual violence against tens of thousands of women and girls in Darfur, there has yet to be a single conviction for such offences, according to a new report published today (Sunday).

The report published by Alliance DARC (the Alliance for Direct Action against Rape in Conflict and Crises, of which the Aegis Trust is a founding partner) finds:

· The systematically conducted crime of widespread rape and sexual violence against women and children in Darfur has been used to terrorise, humiliate and demoralise the civilian population.

· Financial constraints have meant that the AU force - that is meant to be protecting civilians in camps of displaced people - has been forced to end its firewood patrols.

By Aegis Trust, UK.

Humanitarian Intervention Policy Resource.

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Accepting the UN? Khartoum’s Actions Contradict its words.

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Accepting the UN? Khartoum’s Actions Contradict its words. 17 Nov 06 - Aegis welcomes the Sudanese Government’s acceptance of a hybrid AU-UN force in Darfur but warns this is only the first step on a long road to establishing security in Darfur and the surrounding region.“It is a positive step but there is a long way to go.” says Dr James Smith, Chief Executive of the Aegis Trust. “Even as the agreement was being reached the Sudanese Government stopped the UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator, Jan Egeland, from visiting IDP camps and the state-run media reported that the International Organisation for Migration would be expelled from South Darfur.


By Aegis Trust, UK.


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Darfur: UN must be ready to intervene without Sudan?s consent.

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Darfur: UN must be ready to intervene without Sudan?s consent. With the AU still set to end its Darfur mission by 30 September unless transfer to a UN peacekeeping mission can be achieved, the Aegis Trust is calling for diplomacy to secure Sudan?s agreement for this ? but also for the UN Security Council to plan for intervention without Sudan?s consent in the event that the AU pulls out and civilians die as a result of ensuing insecurity. The Aegis Trust is part of a global coalition behind the ?Day for Darfur?, scheduled for 17 September.

 

By Aegis Trust,UK..

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NUS President supports Global Day of Action for Darfur.

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NUS President supports Global Day of Action for Darfur. 17 Aug 2006 - Speaking at the National Aegis Students Summer Conference in London, NUS President, Gemma Tumelty, gave her support to the Global Day of Action for Darfur taking place on 17 September. Participants in the events marking the Day will wear ?blue hats,? the internationally recognized symbol of UN peacekeeping forces.

 

By Aegis Trust,UK.

Humanitarian Intervention Policy Resource.