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Humanity United and a coalition of 19 human rights organizations, known as the Prevention & Protection Working Group, marked the board’s one-year anniversary by applauding President Obama and the administration’s commitment to prevent mass atrocities.
However, we also noted several recommendations for implementation—which were highlighted in Wednesday’s article in The Hill. Find a link to the article, full text of the letter, and commentary from HU's Mary Stata after the jump.
Friday at 2 p.m. Eastern: Humanity United and USAID will host a Google+ Hangout with leading human rights and technology experts, who will speak about the future of human rights and technology. The panel of Tech Challenge judges and winners will discuss intersections with the greatest promise, as well as some of the main challenges in the field. This is also a chance for potential challengers to ask questions about the final competitions, which are now live.
Today Humanity United and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the second round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, an innovative approach to developing new ways to combat and prevent the worst human rights violations.
Ten years ago, attacks in the Darfur region of Sudan set off escalating violence that led to declarations that genocide was being perpetrated on the Darfuri people. Many thousands died and millions were displaced.
Today, human rights groups around the world are recalling the beginning of this terrible crisis and demanding that the Secretary General, the U.N. Security Council, and the the African Union take urgent and meaningful action to end the suffering of the people in Darfur and throughout Sudan.
Last fall, Humanity United partnered with USAID to launch the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, to facilitate the development of new tools and technologies to help the human rights movement. Today, we're excited to announce the winners of our first round of challenges.
View them here, or learn more from HU's Michael Kleinman.
Today, Humanity United's Peter Rundlet, a vice president on the Investment team, joined several human advocates to the Oval Office to witness President Obama's signing of the Rewards for Justice Bill.
Learn more after the jump.
The “5 Questions” series is back with a member from our policy and government relations team. Abigail Long is our dynamic policy associate based in the Washington, D.C. office, whose recent projects include the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention.
Learn more about Abigail and what’s ahead for her in 2013.
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Humanity United has teamed up with USAID to launch the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, which launches on Oct. 31. Watch the video to learn more. Share to spread the word.
President Obama made a major announcement today at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to introduce a comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to mass atrocities. Most significantly, his speech formally established the Atrocities Prevention Board (APB) to help mobilize the United States into action before a massive conflict occurs.
Not only do we at Humanity United commend this crucial step, but commit ourselves to follow the APB's development and press for strong, early action from the U.S. government as new threats arise.