The Darfur Australia Network (DAN) is a not-for-profit community organisation aiming to raise awareness about the continuing tragedy in the Darfur region of Sudan, assist in the resettlement of Darfuri refugees and build solidarity between the Australian people and the people of Darfur.

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 'SOCCER FOR PEACE' TOURNAMENT

   

   

  Our 'Soccer for Peace' Tournament was a huge success. The first game was held on September 6 in Sunshine and the second on September 21 in Dandenong. They were great days, well attended and enjoyed by all. For more pictures, see here

  

WORLD REFUGEE DAY AT FLINDERS STREET STATION

 Our World Refugee Day event at Flinders St Station was a huge success, with many people stopping to sign our petition and to watch the powerful silent drama performance and listen to the singing and drumming.  More pictures from the event are here .

If you didn't get a chance to see our videos at Flinders St, you can watch them on our YouTube channel (click on the image to open the video):

 

Children's Drawings from Darfur        Voices from Darfur Trailer 1  

 

Voices from Darfur Trailer 2               Peace is Possible in Darfur 

 

 


 


DAN News  
 Training session
Film Screening at the Jewish Holocaust Centre and Meeting with DFAT

DAN member Eltayeb Ali delivers a talk about his personal experience and the ongoing conflict in Darfur, at a film screening on May 29th, at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne. 
Eltayeb, along with Mohamed Khalil, also attended a meeting with Adam McCarthy from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other African diaspora leaders, hosted by Diaspora Action Australia.  Read about it here .

 

 

Volunteer Training

Our Capacity Builders have been working hard training our Darfuri Volunteers in Research, Media, Communications and Events Management.  We will be running workshops on Public Speaking and Advocacy to help the Darfuri community increase awareness of the crisis in Darfur.

When I was a Girl in Sudan, When I was a boy in Sudan

The Tasmanian Writers' Centre is distributing these two lovely children's books. They are part of a three year collaborative project between the Tasmanian Writers' Centre, writers, an illustrator, a designer and the South Sudanese Ma'di community. The books capture the essence of childhood in a Sudanese village and are memories of Paskalina Eiyo and Sarafino Enadio. They combine both English and Ma'di. Proceeds from the sale of these books will go towards the cost of freight for books to children and schools South Sudan

They are $15 per copy, available at http://www.tasmanianwriters.org

Canberra Lobby Trip 2013

On November 20, Sandra, Luse, Elmardi and Nuha (pictured here with The Hon. Philip Ruddock, MP) travelled to Canberra to lobby members of parliament to take action on the crisis in Darfur.  More pictures from the Canberra Lobby Trip are here .

Canberra Lobby Trip 2014

On October 1, Sandra, Mohamed, Ayoub, Eltayib and Aisha, again travelled to Canberra to lobby members of Parliament to take action on the crisis in Darfur. The trip report can be found here