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On Monday December 18th the Anti-Defamation League's NextGen Outreach Network together with Peace December and the New York Peace Coalition will host a special event entitled "We Are The Change: How Young People Are Leading Movements for Civil Rights and Peace".
In one week, on December 10, 2017, the world will mark 69 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was formally adopted at the United Nations. It is the most universal human rights document in existence, delineating the thirty fundamental rights that form the basis for a democratic society.
With the sheer scope of the global refugee crisis — the biggest the world has seen since World War II – it’s natural to quantify, homogenize and bureaucratize the issue. But when we do so, we lose the one thing that refugees need more than anything else: humanity.
The national launch of The African Middle Eastern Leadership Project (AMEL) was held this evening in Washington, D.C. at the headquarters of Covington & Burling LLP. Featuring a keynote address by Amb. Dennis Ross and remarks by Sen. Mark Kirk, the launch was an overwhelming success with palpable energy and inspiration filling the room.
Bringing the perspective of a Sudanese civil society activist, AMEL President Mohamed Abubakr shared his story with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and Global Health on April 26, 2017. One of only four witnesses, he was called to testify to the Subcommittee’s "Questionable Case for Easing Sudan Sanctions" hearing alongside representatives from the US Institute of Peace, the Sentry (an initiative of the ENOUGH Project and Not On Our Watch) and the Sudan Relief Fund.