The IJP, with support from the Marilyn S. Broad Foundation, has launched the Emergency Response Network, which addresses the direct and immediate health and other needs of women and children who experienced genocidal and other violence and trauma in Darfur, The Sudan and who are now living in the United States. Since its inception, the IJP has worked to obtain justice for the victims of the Darfur crisis at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Through this work, the IJP encountered many members of the Darfurian Diaspora in the United States, especially women and children, who were in urgent need of medical care and who were at risk of becoming disenfranchised without relevant assistance.
The Marilyn S. Broad Foundation is named after an inspiring businesswoman, who understood that the right kind of support at the right time could change the course of a person’s destiny. Therefore, it is fitting that the Marilyn S. Broad Foundation has joined with the IJP to spearhead the Emergency Response Network.
Over the course of the next year, the IJP will host a Marilyn S. Broad Fellow, who will create a reliable network of interpreters, physical and mental health care professionals, social workers, educators, lawyers, and others who will work to meet the urgent needs of Darfurian women and their families and convene to determine how to best address the larger psychological and health challenges of Darfurian refugees living in the United States.