Advancing the full participation of girls and women is not only a matter of human rights; it is also a strategic global imperative.
Team Darfur Commitment
In 2006, Joey Cheek (Olympic speed skater) committed to raise awareness and funds for the people directly affected by the atrocities in Darfur, aiming to end the Darfur crisis by the summer Olympics of 2008.
As of July 2008, Team Darfur has worked to increase awareness by getting extensive media coverage for the commitment, including the front pages of the Times of London, the Wall Street Journal, and the International Herald Tribune, in addition to recruiting nearly 400 athletes from 61 countries to participate in rallies across the world. Also, Team Darfur members Joey Cheek and Tegla Loroupe testified before the US House's Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee's Hearing 'Darfur and the Olympics: A Call for International Action' on June 7, 2007.
At the commitment completion date, Team Darfur successfully drew attention to the relationship between the Chinese and Sudanese governments and to the situation in Darfur, Sudan.
The 12th and final Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting has officially begun, with leaders from around the world gathering in New York City to celebrate a legacy of turning ideas into action—as well as …