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Archive: 2015

Sudan Update: December 2015

Posted by on December 23rd, 2015

A brief update on news coming out of Sudan.

Tags: Sudan, news, update
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What You Accomplished in 2015

Posted by on December 21st, 2015

Here's how you helped the Sudanese people in 2015. 

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BNPP Settlement Funds Update

Posted by on December 17th, 2015

Congress advances a plan to use bank settlements to fund judgments against sponsors of attacks, but the vast majority of victims will never see any compensation. 

Tags: Sudan, BNPP settlement, justice
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Back The Darfur Compromised Campaign

Posted by on December 3rd, 2015

This play is a theatrical look back at the events that led to the Darfur Genocide, an interrogation of the inaction of the present, and a call to action regarding the future of Sudan. Featuring scenes right out of history, it will help teach those who are unfamiliar with the tragedy as well as reinvigorate those who know it all too well.

The makers of the Darfur Compromised are partnering with Operation Broken Silence to tour the play and raise money to fully fund one of our classrooms. You can help do both by contributing to the Indiegogo campaign today:

Tags: Darfur, Sudan, performance, fundraising, fundraise,
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Your #GivingTuesday Results!

Posted by on December 2nd, 2015

Yesterday, December 1 was #GivingTuesday! Here are your results.

Tags: Giving Tuesday, fundraise, Sudan, South Sudan, give, giving, donate,
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Today Is #GivingTuesday!

Posted by on December 1st, 2015

Tuesday, December 1 is #GivingTuesday! All transaction fees for online donations are waived and 100% of what you give goes straight to our programs! Give generously today!

Tags: give, giving, Tuesday, Sudan, get involved,
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Thoughts On The Refugee Crisis

Posted by on November 22nd, 2015

Over the past few weeks, we've received a lot of questions, mostly from our Tennessee supporters, about the refugee crisis and the current debate in the United States. This is not an official statement, just some thoughts on the issues based on our experience in Sudan and South Sudan. 

Tags: refugee, refugees, crisis, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan
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Top 5 Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

Posted by on November 11th, 2015

November and December are all about thankfulness and there are plenty of opportunities to show it here at Operation Broken Silence. Learn more. 

Tags: holidays, Sudan, fundraise, give, donate, November, December,
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25% Off Our Online Store

Posted by on November 10th, 2015

Until midnight November 30, 2015, use promo code SHOPFORGOOD to get 25% of your entire order at our online store. 

Tags: shop for good, shop, store, Sudan
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Fundraising Resources For Giving Tuesday

Posted by on November 9th, 2015

Tuesday, December 1 is hands down the best day of the year to raise money through your personal fundraising page. Why? Because all transaction fees for online giving are waived and we put 100% of donations made towards our lifesaving storytelling, education, advocacy, and relief programs! 

Tags: Giving Tuesday, fundraise, Sudan, South Sudan, give, giving, donate,
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Honor Your Loved Ones

Posted by on November 8th, 2015

Millions of people in Sudan are facing off against one of the most brutal dictatorships in human history. This holiday season, honor the people you care about with a donation that will bring peace and justice in their lifetime.

Tags: card, give, Sudan, donate, giving
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Sudan Sanctions Renewed For Another Year

Posted by on November 6th, 2015

Sudan sanctions were just extended for another year, but no policy changes have been announced. 

Tags: Sudan, sanctions, update
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How To Send A Donation E-Card

Posted by on November 4th, 2015

Did you know that you can make a gift to our work and let a friend or family member know as well? You can! Introducing donation e-cards!

Tags: fundraising, support, donate, card, e-cards,
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12 Reasons To Fundraise For Sudan This Holiday Season

Posted by on October 30th, 2015

November and December are the best months of the year to turn your fundraising commitment into a reality. Here's 12 reasons you should fundraise for peace and justice in Sudan this holiday season. 

Tags: fundraise, Sudan, holidays
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Why Sudan Fundraising?

Posted by on October 29th, 2015

We're pretty different from most other nonprofits that focus on Sudan. We have lots of good reasons to be. Here's a few. 

Tags: fundraising, fundraise, Sudan, South Sudan, get involved
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Up To 173,000 Recently Displaced In Darfur

Posted by on October 28th, 2015

A brief Sudan update.

Tags: Sudan, Darfur, news, update
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The A.U. South Sudan Report Is Finally Here

Posted by on October 28th, 2015

A long-delayed African Union report on the crisis in South Sudan has finally been released and sheds new light into the blurry opening days of the conflict. 

Tags: South Sudan, update, Sudan, news
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Eden's Run 5K Results

Posted by on October 25th, 2015

See all the results from the 6th annual Eden's Run 5K!

Tags: Eden's Run 5K, Sudan, fundraise
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You've Raised $250,000!

Posted by on October 15th, 2015

Last night we crossed another big fundraising milestone thanks to your hard work!

Tags: Sudan, fundraising, update
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Lost Generation: Official Selection at Indie Memphis Film Festival

Posted by on September 30th, 2015

Our thrid documentary film Lost Generation of Sudan is an official selection at Indie Memphis Film Festival 2015!

Tags: Indie Memphis, Memphis, film, Sudan
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Rewind and Review

Posted by on September 20th, 2015

Our media team recently watched all three of our documentary films back to back and ripped them apart. Don't worry, it was all for a good reason. 

Tags: Sudan, film, documentary, media, team,
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A Behind The Scenes Look

Posted on September 15th, 2015

In early October we will be launching our online merchandise store. Here's a behind the scenes look at our recent photoshoot!

Tags: merchandise, shirt, pin, button, volunteer, sudan, memphis
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BNPP Settlement Should Benefit Sudanese People

Posted by on September 7th, 2015
Tags: BNPP, lawsuit, Sudan, South Sudan,
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50% Off Eden's Run 5K Registration

Posted by on September 6th, 2015

For a limited time we are offering 50% off of our annual 5K fundraising event's registration. Take advantage of this deal before it expires!

Tags: Eden's Run 5K, 5K, fundraising, discount, Sudan
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Celebrate #901Day

Posted by on September 1st, 2015

It's #901Day in the city we call home. Here's 10 reasons why we love being headquartered in Memphis, TN. 

Tags: 901Day, choose901, nonprofit, Memphis, volunteer, Sudan
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We're Featured in Voice A Story Magazine

Posted by on August 31st, 2015

Operation Broken Silence and the story of Sudan is being featured in Voice A Story Magazine!

Tags: magazine, Voice A Story, Sudan, news
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Eden's Run 5K Ticket Giveaway

Posted by on August 17th, 2015

Invite your friends to the official Eden's Run 5K Facebook event page. The person who invites the most people will get a pair of free tickets!

Tags: Eden's Run 5K, 5k, fundraiser, Memphis, Sudan
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Sudan's Complicity In The Ivory Trade

Posted by on August 12th, 2015

A new report by National Geographic shows the Sudanese government's complicity in financing terror through the killing of elephants. 

Tags: poaching, Sudan, elephants
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Eden's Run 5K Update

Posted by on August 6th, 2015

A brief update on progress you are making with Eden's Run 5K

Tags: 5k, Eden's Run 5K, Memphis, Sudan
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Scorched Earth Campaign In Blue Nile

Posted by on August 6th, 2015

A new report gives insight into recent Sudanese government abuses in Blue Nile state.

Tags: Blue Nile, Ingessanna, war, sudan update,
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We Need Your Vote!

Posted by on July 30th, 2015

Our third documentary film is up for some awards. Cast your vote to help us win!

Tags: Lost, Generation, Sudan, documentary, film, award,
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Endure Campaign Update

Posted by on July 22nd, 2015

A brief update on the progress you are making with the Endure Campaign.

Tags: Sudan, Endure, Campaign, Nuba Mountains,
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Ask Your Representative To Cosponsor HR 2989

Posted by on July 20th, 2015

On July 9, 2015, a bipartisan bill aimed at supporting and end to the senseless conflict in South Sudan was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives. Learn more and take action. 

Tags: Sudan, South Sudan, legislation, advocacy, take action
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HR 2989 Social Media Resources

Posted on July 19th, 2015

We have designed beautiful images and special messages for you to download and share on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook concerning the new South Sudan bill.

Tags: South Sudan, HR 2989, H.R. 2989, bill, advocacy
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Bowling For Sudan 2015 Results

Posted by on July 19th, 2015

We recently hosted a cosmic bowling fundraising tournament in memphis. See the results here!

Tags: Bowling, Sudan, fundraise, fundraiser, donate,
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Campaigns We Love: Chris Young

Posted by on July 17th, 2015

Meet Chris Young, one of our newest fundraisers with a big mission!

Tags: Sudan, South Sudan, Endure, Chris, Young, Campaign, fundraise, fundraiser,
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H.R. 2989 Campaign Pre-launch

Posted by on July 13th, 2015

Sign up for our campaign to turn H.R. 2989 into law. 

Tags: HR 2989, campaign, advocacy, south sudan
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Operation Broken Silence Joins The Alliance To End Genocide

Posted by on July 5th, 2015

The Alliance Against Genocide is an international coalition dedicated to creating the international institutions and political will to end genocide forever.

Tags: Alliance to end genocide, genocide, sudan, south sudan, updates
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A Snapshot of Sudan

Posted by on July 1st, 2015

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released a snapshot of the latest humanitarian facts and figures on Sudan. Read it here.

Tags: Sudan, United Nations, OCHA, Darfur, Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile,
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UN Extends Life of Darfur Peacekeeping Mission

Posted by on June 30th, 2015

Yesterday, the UN Security Council unanimously approved a one-year extension of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's western Darfur region. Learn more. 

Tags: Sudan, UNAMID, United Nations, Darfur, news
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Molly Phee Confirmed As Ambassador To South Sudan

Posted by on June 24th, 2015

Career foreign service officer Molly Phee has been confirmed as Ambassador to South Sudan. Thanks to everyone who tweeted and called their Senators.

Tags: advocacy, South Sudan, Sudan
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Why Is There No U.S. Ambassador To South Sudan?

Posted by on June 22nd, 2015

Approved by committee but not by the full Senate, the U.S. Ambassador post to South Sudan has been empty since August of 2014. 

Tags: South Sudan, advocacy,
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Thank You Tennessee Governor's School Students!

Posted by on June 19th, 2015

The University of Memphis serves as the host of the Governor's School for International Studies which takes place on the U of M Campus each year during the month of June. This year featured a presentation and workshop led by Operation Broken Silence's Executive Director Mark Hackett.

Tags: Tennessee, Memphis, event, results,
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Good People | Good Beer 2015 Results

Posted by on June 14th, 2015

On June 13, 2015, we hosted our 3rd annual beer tasting fundraiser at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN. Here are your results!

Tags: Memphis, beer tasting, beer, fundraiser, Sudan, volunteer
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May 22 School Supply Drive Results

Posted by on May 22nd, 2015

On May 21, 2015, Operation Broken Silence and First Evangelical Church partnered together to accept donated school supplies for the Endure Campaign, the only ongoing fundraising campaign supporting educational intiaitives for the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Here are your results. 

Tags: Sudan, Memphis, Endure, School
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Call For Volunteers

Posted by on May 13th, 2015

We need your help! On June 20 we will be filming a short promo video for Eden's Run 5K 2015. We are looking for 8 runners to volunteer a few hours of their time to be in the video!

Tags: Eden's Run 5k, Memphis, events, volunteer
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Thank You Volunteer Odyssey!

Posted by on May 12th, 2015

On May 12, 2015, our good friends at Volunteer Odyssey came to our office to handwrite thank you cards for Good People | Good Beer, our annual beer tasting fundraising event. 

Read more about the evening.

Tags: Volunteer Odyssey, Memphis, Choose901, Volunteer, Volunteer901
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Giving Is For Everyone

Posted by on May 10th, 2015

We wanted to learn more about why our supporters believe giving is so powerful and why they chose us as the beneficiary of their generosity. Here's what they had to say. 

Tags: Giving, Sudan, Fundraising, Civilian Protector
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April 24 School Supply Drive Results

Posted on April 25th, 2015

On April 24, 2015, Operation Broken Silence and First Evangelical Church partnered together to accept donated school supplies for the Endure Campaign, the only ongoing fundraising campaign supporting educational intiaitives for the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. 

Tags: Endure, campaign, update, Nuba, schools,
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March 2015 Relief Mission

Posted by on April 8th, 2015

In March of 2015, one of our End Nuba Genocide Coalition relief teams delivered over 60,000lbs of food, seed, and medical relief to frontline communities in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. See the photos.

Tags: Sudan, Nuba Mountains, End Nuba Genocide
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April Is Genocide Prevention Month

Posted by on April 1st, 2015

April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. This time of year, we offer you very unique ways of having a real impact in the fight against genocide in Sudan. No advocacy or events, just actions that generate real progress right now. 

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Darfur Letter to UNSC

Posted by on March 31st, 2015

We recently joined 78 other organizations and experts in calling for the United Nations Security Council to enforce the Darfur arrest warrants. Learn more. 

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Meet Lola

Posted by on March 30th, 2015

One of our awesome supporters recently purchased an item off of our Amazon Wishlist. Here it is. Say hello to Lola!

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Join Bowling For Sudan

Posted by on March 25th, 2015

Bowling For Sudan is a fundraising event taking place in Summer 2015 to provide educational assistance to over 25,000 children who have fled a brutal war in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. Fledgling schools in refugee camps have been started by people from the Nuba Mountains, but all of them are underfunded, under-resourced, and overwhelmed with growing needs.


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Back To Square 1

Posted by on March 18th, 2015

As targeted violence continues to spread across the periphery regions of the country, the government of Sudan wants the United Nations peacekeeping force in Darfur to close up shop. Learn more. 

Tags: sudan, nuba mountains, darfur, africa, news
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Rocketfuel + Operation Broken Silence Wins Two Gold Addy Awards

Posted by on March 2nd, 2015

On February 28, we joined our good friends at Rocketfuel to accept two American Advertising Awards for our website. Learn more. 

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Stunning Vice News Documentary On Sudan Now Available Online

Posted by on February 24th, 2015

A documentary film by Vice News on Sudan is now available online. Watch it here. 

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Loosening of Sudan Sanctions May Help Sudanese Activists

Posted by on February 17th, 2015

The government of Sudan's severe human rights abuses and ongoing support of international terrorist organizations has long put the country in the U.S. Treasury department's sanctions crosshairs. The Sudan sanctions program began in 1997 and has expanded ever since. While most would agree that these sanctions have played a role in weakening the government of Sudan and further isolating war criminals, it has come with some bad side effects. 

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U.N Threatens New Sudan Sanctions Following Mass Rape Report

Posted by on February 13th, 2015

The U.N. Security Council is threatening new sanctions against Sudanese government officials as attacks against civilians and peacekeepers in Darfur continue to mount at an alarming rate. 

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#JustSayNo Campaign Results

Posted by on February 5th, 2015

We're wrapping up our flash #JustSayNo campaign. Here's what you accomplished. 

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Action Alert: #JustSayNo To Sudan Foreign Minister At 2015 National Prayer Breakfast

Posted by on February 3rd, 2015

We are greatly distressed by recent news that Sudan Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti has been invited to the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. As a senior official within the government of Sudan, Mr. Karti, along with many other Sudanese officials, has played a direct role in Sudanese government war crimes for many years.

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Share The Love This Valentine's Day

Posted by on January 31st, 2015

It's Valentine's Day 2015. We all know what to expect: crowded restaurants, more chocolate than we know what to do with, and wishing that the third season of House of Cards was here. 

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New Video Released of Recent Fighting In The Besieged Nuba Mountains

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015

Nuba Reports, the only reporting agency focused on the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, has released a new video from the frontlines in Sudan. 

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Are Chemical Weapons Being Used Against The Nuba Mountains?

Posted by on January 20th, 2015

Several of our supporters have asked us about one of the interviews in Lost Generation of Sudan in which chemical weapons usage is discussed. Here's what we know. 

Tags: Sudan, chemical weapons, Nuba Mountains
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Thank You! We Hit Our Last Fundraising Goal of the Year!

Posted by on January 1st, 2015

At 8:30PM last night, we hit our end of year fundraising goal because of your generosity. We wanted to take a moment and celebrate you and tell you to take a breather.

Tags: Sudan, blog, 2014
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