Through non-partisan research, analysis and public education, Damanga promotes the human rights of the people of Darfur, Sudan and elsewhere in the world. We educate the people of the region, the United States of America and beyond about their rights to freedom, equality and participation in government. Damanga seeks to aid the disempowered, including the victims of the Darfur conflict, through charitable work supporting education and livelihoods, so these people can work for the preservation of their communities.
Damanga works toward these objectives through publication on our web site of non-partisan research and analysis and presentations based on this research and analysis. Damanga makes these presentations at academic institutions, faith-based groups, human rights events and responds to invitations from concerned individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
Furthermore, Damanga seeks to protect the
people of Sudan whose lives have been violated and marginalized
because of their ethnicity, religion, gender, culture or language.
Damanga wishes to improve the lives of the 8 million Massaleit,
Fur, Dajo, Zagawa, Bargi, Tama, Gimir, Berty, and other displaced
peoples in the Darfur region of Sudan. Damanga will continue
to contact people in cities, in villages, and in refugee camps,
to advocate in the world community on their behalf, and to
establish a center for the purpose of gathering and disseminating
information about the current crisis in Darfur.
By creating and maintaining a link between the oppressed people of Darfur and Western organizations, governments, and the media, Damanga hopes to coordinate a movement to end the genocide in Darfur, stop the oppression, and to establish the foundations of democracy. In order to accomplish this the founders of Damanga recognize that the following conditions must be met:
An international tribunal must be established to prosecute all those who have committed war crimes against the people of Darfur;
All internally displaced persons must be guaranteed the right to return to their towns and villages, they must be given free and full access to humanitarian aid, even in the most remote areas of the region, and they must be compensated for lives and property lost;
Once the people of Darfur are returned to their land they will need basic resources in order to build houses, schools, hospitals and other basic necessities of life;
Finally all of Sudan's people must be allowed equal political rights, which includes sharing in the power and wealth of the country.