Since 2012, we have found that the growth of our media program is diretly linked to growth in donations and volunteer activist efforts. We believe and know that our success in visual storytelling is what inspires ordinary people to action within our movement for peace and justice in Sudan.
Our Executive Director recently joined the WMC-TV Action News 5 team here in Memphis to talk Sudan, our mission, and our latest documentary film. Watch the full interview here.
Good leaders are good communicators. Here are some great tips to improve your communication with your team members!
Chris Ward is on a mission to raise $150,000 for our emergency relief efforts in the Nuba Mountaisn of Sudan. This is his story.
Professor John Weiss at Cornell University is inspiring his community to action. Check out the story.
When you give to our movement this holiday season, you get to decide where it goes. Learn more.
Our third documentry film introduces you to Sudan's emerging generation of war orphans who have fled the Nuba Mountains.
Mark recently travelled to Eugene, Oregon to meet with University students, faculties, and others to discuss the intersection of technology and genocide prevention efforts.
Operation Broken Silence is pleased to announce the release of the organization’s third documentary film. Filmed in May and June of 2014 in multiple locations across South Sudan, Lost Generation of Sudan examines the ongoing war in Sudan through the eyes of an emerging generation of war orphans.
H.R. 1692, the Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act, has the potential to change outdated U.S. foreign policy towards Sudan. This important legislation will only work if you begin communicating with your Representative’s office and urge them to become a cosponsor. We’ve done actions similar to this in the past, but this time we’re taking a different approach. Instead of just calling your Representative’s local office, we want you to go there in person. We’ve broken this down into a few easy steps.
Here at Operation Broken Silence, we bring the stories of others to the world. We nourish relationships, inspire communities, and bring people together. Members of our movement have laughed together, cried together, and been there for each other through thick and thin. Volunteers come and go as seasons of life pass by, but the relationships always continue. Many of our past volunteers still keep up with us and each other. Our movement has transformed into our family.
It is with great sadness today that we bid farewell to an amazing member of our family. But before we do that, we want to tell you a little bit about him. This is Adam’s story.
A new generation of Sudanese children, this time from the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile areas are walking alone out of the conflict zone, now navigating the crisis in South Sudan, and arriving in makeshift refugee camps that have few or no services available to meet their needs. This flow of unescorted children began in 2011 and continues today.
This report is based on 37 interviews Operation Broken Silence (OBS) staff conducted between May 22 – June 1, 2014 in South Sudan. Interviewees included children, community leaders, and Nuba-based humanitarian actors who could speak to the issues children impacted by this conflict face.
Wednesday, July 2 was unforgettable. We hosted our second beer tasting fundraiser at Wiseacre Brewery and 50 of you joined us to celebrate our work. Congressman Steve Cohen gave us a shoutout and we raised over $2,300 in just two hours. We want to thank everyone who came and celebrated the evening with us!
Following up with your Member of Congress is a must if they are going to stay concerned about Sudan and South Sudan. Learn why and get some tips on how to best do that here.
Earlier today the U.S. State Department hosted a Twitter Q&A to answer important foreign policy questions from civil society and the general public. You can visit State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki’s Twitter profile to check out how the #AskJen Q&A went.
In a new report, “Abandoned,” following a March 2014 End Nuba Genocide Coalition relief operation to Kodok refugee camp near the border of Sudan and South Sudan, Operation Broken Silence provides visual evidence that the crisis in South Sudan is further deepening the humanitarian issues for refugees who are trapped between two conflicts. For refugees closer to direct ground conflict in South Sudan and those not on the beaten paths of current humanitarian efforts, the 2014 rainy season could spell disaster for those most vulnerable such as children under the age of five, the elderly, and the ill.
This important field update also notes that a lack of vaccination campaigns, educational supplies and teachers, and international willpower to bring relief to some of these refugees trapped on the border will have increasingly negative long-term effects for the future of these people.
Petitioning your Member of Congress is an excellent way to move them towards taking action on Sudan and South Sudan. Get some tips on how to best do that here.
Calling your Member of Congress is an excellent way to keep up with them concerning Sudan and South Sudan. Get some tips on how to best do that here.
Writing a letter or email to your Member of Congress is an excellent way to keep up with them concerning SUdan and South Sudan. Get some tips on how to best do that here.
We know this info is a bit basic. But just in case you need your memory jogged since your 7th grade civics class, we thought we’d provide a quick primer on the fundamentals of how our governmental system works.
What to do, what not to do, and how to make your meeting as impactful as possible.
This overview is a brief history that provides a contextual background for understanding the issues Operation Broken Silence works on. Specifically, this overview provides an overarching historical narrative of the war and genocide in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile areas of Sudan. It is part of our Educational Resources list.
This overview is a brief history, intended to provide a contextual background for understanding the issues Operation Broken Silence works on. It is part of our Educational Resources.
This overview is a brief history that provides a contextual background for understanding the issues Operation Broken Silence works on. Specifically, this overview provides an overarching historical narrative of the war and genocide in Darfur. It is part of our Educational Resources list.