i-ACT empowers individuals within communities, institutions, and governments to take personal responsibility to act on behalf of those affected by genocide, mass atrocities, and crimes against humanity. i-ACT is a global team dedicated to putting a face on the numbers of dead, dying, and displaced while creating mutually enriching relationships between those in danger and those willing and able to act, fostering a new culture of participation.
WHO IS i-ACT
i-ACT, a Los Angeles based organization, officially became an independent nonprofit organization in 2009. Previously, it had existed as a part of Stop Genocide Now. The two organizations then branched off, focusing on different aspects of responding to mass atrocities. i-ACT began to move beyond reporting on the current situation of victimized populations in Sudan to focus on creating a venue for advocacy and on-the-ground change.
Since that time, i-ACT has implemented a range of projects directly serving and empowering the Darfuri refugee population in eastern Chad through education, sports, and technology; and has fostered a new culture of donor participation by creating mutually enriching relationships between those in danger and those willing and able to act.
i-ACT is now a team of four full-time staff members and 35 active volunteers from all walks of life – including community organizers, software engineers, psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and graphic artists.
i-ACT has been visiting the refugee camps in Eastern Chad since 2005. Our expeditions are an opportunity for interactive activism — where anybody can connect to Darfur refugees on a personal level through videos, images, and blog posts.
i-ACT is partnering with NGOs, Universities and teachers to create early childhood education in the Darfuri Refugee Camps of Eastern Chad.
i-ACT has created an all-refugee soccer team and youth academy made up of Darfuri refugees living in camps in Eastern Chad.