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George Clooney Advocates for Human Rights in Sudan
George Clooney has seen first-hand the pain in the faces of Sudan's victims of torture and rape. In 2007 he shed light on the genocide in his documentary Sand and Sorrow. That year he also founded the human rights advocacy project Not On Our Watch with Ocean's Eleven producer Jerry Weintrab and costar cronies Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt. The United Nations took notice of his efforts and influence, naming him a UN Messenger of Peace in 2008.
Go There: In January 2012 the U.S. State Department issued a warning urging against travel to Sudan. In Ghana check out the Atlantic coast's popular Labadi Pleasure Beach and Kokrobite Beach near Accra.
Get Involved: Through the International Rescue Committee, you can help refugees adjusting to a new life in the U.S. or abroad. Support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through Kaya Responsible Travel's Women Empowerment in Ghana project.
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