Francesca Freeman

Francesca Freeman

Francesca Freeman is a program assistant for the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program at the Social Science Research Council. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a double major in anthropology and comparative race and ethnic studies and a minor in human rights. At the University of Chicago, she focused her research, writing, and advocacy work on conflict studies and early warning signs of genocide. She has previously worked on international grassroots mobilization against genocide and mass atrocities as the Student Director of STAND: The Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities and as an intern for The Aegis Trust in Rwanda.
    • United they STAND! US students push for a better response to genocide

      From the students that created the White Rose leaflets during the Holocaust, denouncing the Nazis for their hate and violence, to the students’ movement against apartheid in South Africa, young people have long been at the forefront of the fight against discrimination. Today, there is an...
    • Are we listening?

      In the past several weeks, a suburb of Damascus has become the newest epicenter of the Syrian Conflict. The opposition-held Eastern Ghouta, which is about to enter its fifth year under siege, has been bombarded by hundreds of airstrikes, surface-to-surface missile attacks, artillery bombs, as well...
    • Bread protests wreak havoc in Sudan

      While many around the world celebrated the New Year,  small groups of protesters gathered in cities across Sudan to protest the rising cost of bread.  Known as the ‘bread protests’, they occurred after the Sudanese Government announced in late December that it was eliminating subsidies in...
    • Why Israel is turning its back on its own history

      In the dawn of the new year, the Israeli government ordered thousands of African refugees and migrants to leave the country within three months or face imprisonment. The statement came from the Population and Immigration Authority, which coordinates government units that deal with the regulation of...
    • Out of sight, out of mind: Rohingya to be moved to uninhabitable Island

      On 6 December 2017, the government of Bangladesh announced that they would move ahead with their plan to move Rohingya refugees off the mainland to remote islands. About 100,000 of over one million Rohingya refugees currently living in Bangladesh will be moved to the small island...
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