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Organization: Darfur Rehabilitation Project, Inc. (DRP)
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76 Prospect Street, 2nd Floor
Newark NJ 07105

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PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity


TOP PRIORITY: The organization's most important culture of peace activity


PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

United Nations Dept. of Public Information (UNDPI)
Coalition for the International Criminal Court
U.S. Inst. of Peace (USIP)
Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG)
NJ Coalition Responds to the Crisis in Darfur Sudan

ACTIONS: What activities have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the ten years of the Decade? If you already made a report in 2005, your information from 2005 will be included in the 2010 report.

*DRP was founded by Darfurians living in the U.S. deeply concerned by the human rights tragedy occurring in their homeland.  Today, joined by other Sudanese and Americans.
*Works to unify the voice of Darfurians everywhere and bring increased international attention to bear on the situation.
*Initiated peace-building efforts to engage the Darfur Diaspora  in leadership capacity training led by Prof. Roger Fisher of Harvard U.,  the U. S. Institute of Peace (USIP) and the  Public International Law & Policy Group (PILG).
*Works to achieve conflict resolution and reconciliation among
ethnic groups both in the Diaspora and on-the-ground.
*Facilitates conflict resolution also negotiation training for local and international peace.
*Established Darfur Victims Program; seeks justice and reparations for human rights violations being committed during the ongoing genocide.
*Led and facilitated trips by the Religious Leaders of African Ancestry for Darfur, to refugee camps; delivered clothes, books; established relationships.
*Participates in social studies projects to become the voice of the voiceless.
*Sent book bags with school supplies to Darfur.
*Initiated peace-building efforts to engage Diaspora in leadership capacity training by U.S. Inst. of Peace (USIP) and Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG).
*Seeks inclusive discussions that will bring about lasting peace; began Darfur-Darfur Dialogues in 2004.
*Initiated the Darfuri Leadership Network as a means for the
Diaspora and international institutions to bring peace to Darfur.
*Testified before NJ State Legislature on Sudan Divestiture Bill - NJ became first State to enact and put into effect a targeted divestment law. (July 28, 2005)
*Conferred with U.S. lawmakers who developed Darfur Peace and Accountability Act (2006), first law worldwide to name
atrocity a genocide.
*Personal accounts led to incremental $60 million USD to aid
United Nations/African Union hybrid peace-keeping mission in Darfur.
*Co-founded New Jersey Coalition Responds to the Crisis in Darfur, Sudan, a multi-faith, multi-cultural organization.
*Produced with NJ Coalition, a Teacher's Guide about Darfur.
*With NJ Coalition held seminars incl. Young Journalists Program, Pathway to Peace with Sudan Special Envoy and Intl. Criminal Court amongst panelists.
*As part of NJ Coalition, raised more than $100K for solar cookers for Oure Cassoni Refugee Camp.
*Educate Americans by speaking at schools, universities, religious institutions, civic organizations; provide instructive materials; organize rallies, action elements.
*Meet with officials of the United States, other countries, United Nations in order to bring peace and reconciliation to The Sudan.
*Design programs which are in line with the United Nations Development Millennium Goals.
*Served on UN Dept. Public Information (UNDPI) Planning Committee "for Peace and Development--Disarm Now!" Conference in Mexico City (2009).
*Installed an internship program with grad students who study diplomacy, international relations and international law (2004).
*Attend States Parties ICC Reviews, incl. Kampala Uganda.
*Advocating for repatriation.

PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the second half of the Decade?

Several peace talks have occurred locally and abroad; the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Darfur Peace Agreement have been signed; however, full implementation remains temporarily unattainable.  

The issues affecting Darfurians are very complicated.  Since the elections, reports indicate that the genocide has escalated.  Nonetheless, those who are like-minded with DRP realize that efforts cannot be stilled.  DRP continues (although sometimes hindered), to foster the advancement of the region through education, advocacy, direct services and research (in collaboration with other organizations that are internationally recognized).

DRP's Vision:  A secure Darfur with a revitalized economy, an abundance of basic human services and a rising level of education.

Further, democratization, respect for human rights in Darfur and in all of Sudan!

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

Getting others to understand that despite the ongoing genocide,
DRP promotes conflict resolution through peaceful means and reconciliation.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

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