Coming 4/5/13: Get On The Bus for Sudan demo in NYC

Join Amnesty International USA Group 133’s GET ON THE BUS rally for human rights in Sudan at the Sudanese Permanent Mission to the UN on Friday April 5.   Tentatively scheduled for 3:45-4:15 pm.

Register at to come with us to New York on April 5.

The location will be the Sudanese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, 305 East 47th Street in Manhattan. The demonstration will be one of the featured actions of GET ON THE BUS ( a day of human rights education and activism. (You can register at that website to come with us to New York on April 5.) It’s just one of a series of April Actions for Sudan, including a GET ON THE BUS demonstration in Washington, DC, on April 12 (

We will be calling on the government of Sudan to protect internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, Abyei and Darfur, and to end human rights violations against civilians in these conflict zones.

Specifically, we will urge the Sudanese government to:

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all IDPs and of civilians in conflict areas, including freedom from aerial bombardment and other military attacks, and from attacks by Janjaweed and government-supported militias;
  • Implement protections for IDPs detailed in the 2012 Cooperation Agreement and the 2004 Policy Framework, including access to services and facilitation of voluntary returns, local integration and secure resettlement;
  • Protect the rights of IDPs specified by the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement;
  • Immediately allow international humanitarian aid organizations and human rights organizations, as well as relevant United Nations representatives, full access to all IDPs throughout Sudan and to all civilians affected by conflict; and
  • Protect vulnerable populations such as women and children from human rights violations, including sexual violence, and ensure that the perpetrators of such violations are brought to justice in accordance with international legal standards.
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