Darfur Peace & Development is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization with headquarters in Washington, DC and offices in Khartoum and El Fasher Sudan. DPDO works to foster reconciliation, to facilitate just governance and to enable Darfurians to rebuild their homeland in effective, sustainable ways. DPDO also promotes awareness of the crisis in the United States.
Khartoum – The Ministry of Education and Instructions in North Darfur state on Tuesday said school year in the state shall begin on the 16th of current June, two days later, to help preposition materials and train teachers on the new syllabuses.
It has been three years now for our dedication and achievements. With the leadership of Abdalla Haroun, the principal, teachers, and other staff, the school is making outstanding progress. This past year 42 students sat for their final Secondary Exams, where they will eligible to pursue their further education at Universities and Colleges inside Sudan and abroad.
Gender-based violence is recognized today as a major issue on the international human rights agenda. This violence includes a wide range of violations of women’s human rights, including trafficking in women and girls, rape, wife abuse, sexual abuse of children, and harmful cultural practices and traditions such as FGM/C that irreparably damage girls’ and women’s physical and psychosocial wellbeing Although reliable data on the incidence of gender-based violence are scarce, especially Darfur due to “culture of silence” , there is an increasing body of knowledge indicating that it is widespread and common. It occurs in a broad context of gender-based discrimination with regard to access to education, resources, and decision-making power in private and public life. Darfur for Peace & Development Organization (DPDO) with the support of United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) carried out an intervention at Kassab IDPs camp in Kutum locality North Darfur State to support IDPs women and girls through community based approach strengthening the local protection mechanism, tremendous effort is paid by the community themselves through their active participation to insure the intervention attained the stated goals.
New York – The United Nations on Wednesday warned that violent attacks on international peacekeepers and civilians in Sudan’s conflict-torn Darfur region have been increasing while tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee the fighting.
UN Security Council discusses violence that has seen tens of thousands displaced this year by new violence in Darfur
The UN has warned that violent attacks on international peacekeepers and civilians in Sudan’s conflict-torn Darfur region have been increasing, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes.
June 10, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan government accused the United Nations chief of misleading the Security Council by speaking about a surge of violence between the government forces and rebels in Darfur, saying the region is only witnessing tribal fighting.
JPEG – 19.4 kbA soldier from the hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping mission in Darfur (Photo: Getty Images)
In his latest regular report to the Security Council, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said the past three months were marked by an escalation of hostilities between the Sudanese government forces and the rebel groups.
The report which is generally drafted by the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the UN peacekeeping department made detailed presentation for the ongoing “Decisive Summer” campaign on the rebel positions particularly in mountainous area of Jebel Marra which triggered a recent wave of displacement.