A brief update on news coming out of Sudan.
Here's how you helped the Sudanese people in 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.
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: indiegogo.com/projects/send-the-darfur-compromised-abroad#/
Yesterday, December 1 was #GivingTuesday! Here are your results.
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!
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.
November and December are all about thankfulness and there are plenty of opportunities to show it here at Operation Broken Silence. Learn more.
Until midnight November 30, 2015, use promo code SHOPFORGOOD to get 25% of your entire order at our online store.
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!
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.
Sudan sanctions were just extended for another year, but no policy changes have been announced.
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!
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.
We're pretty different from most other nonprofits that focus on Sudan. We have lots of good reasons to be. Here's a few.
A brief Sudan update.
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.
See all the results from the 6th annual Eden's Run 5K!
Last night we crossed another big fundraising milestone thanks to your hard work!
Our thrid documentary film Lost Generation of Sudan is an official selection at Indie Memphis Film Festival 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.
In early October we will be launching our online merchandise store. Here's a behind the scenes look at our recent photoshoot!
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!
It's #901Day in the city we call home. Here's 10 reasons why we love being headquartered in Memphis, TN.
Operation Broken Silence and the story of Sudan is being featured in Voice A Story Magazine!
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!
A new report by National Geographic shows the Sudanese government's complicity in financing terror through the killing of elephants.
A brief update on progress you are making with Eden's Run 5K
A new report gives insight into recent Sudanese government abuses in Blue Nile state.
Our third documentary film is up for some awards. Cast your vote to help us win!
A brief update on the progress you are making with the Endure Campaign.
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.
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.
We recently hosted a cosmic bowling fundraising tournament in memphis. See the results here!
Meet Chris Young, one of our newest fundraisers with a big mission!
Sign up for our campaign to turn H.R. 2989 into law.
The Alliance Against Genocide is an international coalition dedicated to creating the international institutions and political will to end genocide forever.
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.
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.
Career foreign service officer Molly Phee has been confirmed as Ambassador to South Sudan. Thanks to everyone who tweeted and called their Senators.
Approved by committee but not by the full Senate, the U.S. Ambassador post to South Sudan has been empty since August of 2014.
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.
On June 13, 2015, we hosted our 3rd annual beer tasting fundraiser at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN. Here are your results!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We recently joined 78 other organizations and experts in calling for the United Nations Security Council to enforce the Darfur arrest warrants. Learn more.
One of our awesome supporters recently purchased an item off of our Amazon Wishlist. Here it is. Say hello to Lola!
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.
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.
On February 28, we joined our good friends at Rocketfuel to accept two American Advertising Awards for our website. Learn more.
A documentary film by Vice News on Sudan is now available online. Watch it here.
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.
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.
We're wrapping up our flash #JustSayNo campaign. Here's what you accomplished.
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.
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.
Nuba Reports, the only reporting agency focused on the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, has released a new video from the frontlines in Sudan.
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.
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.