Voices for Sudan is a 501(c)3 educational and charitable organization with deep roots in the Diaspora community, founded on the idea of serving an under-served community by representing them in the political realm. Our mission is to give a voice to the Sudanese and South Sudanese diaspora community in the global policy discussion to resolve the humanitarian crisis in the region. We believe that long-term and sustainable change in the region will only be made when the voices of those affected are heard and engaged.
VFS envisions a modern Sudan at peace with itself and its neighbors where human rights are protected by the government and where economic development can flourish.
HOW WE MAKE IT HAPPEN
RAPID RESPONSE ADVOCACY
As a dedicated organization for issues concerning Sudan and South Sudan, Voices for Sudan maintains a commitment to rapid response advocacy. Within this program, VFS keeps up-to-date on current events. Information is collected through on-the-ground sources, email listservs based on Sudanese regional affiliation, journal articles and media reports. VFS compiles this information into accessible documents, which are circulates as press releases and articles available on our webpage and delivered directly through email to our subscribers. When dealing with a situation as constantly evolving as the various humanitarian crises in Sudan and South Sudan, reactions are time-sensitive and require immediate release. In situations requiring intervention from outside groups, VFS meets with members of Congress, the U.S. State Department, relevant embassies and NGOs.
VFS conducts research to provide a platform for the exchange of information among people in Sudan and the in the international community. We foster capacity building and leadership development for our partner organizations and Sudanese Diaspora, and act as a liaison between Sudanese communities and humanitarian organizations to direct resources for emergency aid, health services and education.
VFS addresses ethnic tensions in Sudan by working to spread a culture of peace. We work to re initiate and promote cultural heritage, religious tolerance, and strive to pursue modern forms of conflict resolution.
VFS serves as a voice for the disenfranchised people of Sudan, in the U.S. and in the international community. We promote political and social awareness in Sudan that fosters freedom, justice, equality and democracy, while strengthening the bonds between America, Sudan and the international community.
Voices for Sudan (VFS) was founded by a diverse coalition representing many ethnic and regional groups to advocate for lasting and sustainable peace, justice and economic development in our homeland – a nation troubled by more than 50 years of war and violence.
While many in the international community are well acquainted with ongoing conflicts in South Sudan and Darfur, residents of the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, Eastern Sudan and Nubia regions also face grave threats to life and liberty. As a coalition of respected advocates, VFS seeks a comprehensive solution to instability in all regions of the country.