Fire in the NightFlyer

On 10th December 2006 DAN ran ‘Fire In the Night’. With this event, DAN aimed to spotlight the high incidence of rape and other sexual violence used as a war tactic in Darfur. Fire was used to symbolize the perils Darfuri women face when gathering firewood outside of the protection of their camps. The speakers of the evening were Zahra Matar, a Darfuri refugee who is raising her family in Melbourne while working towards her physician’s license, Pamela Curr from the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, and Nicki Lees from Amnesty International who highlighted the fact that sexual and gender-based violence is a crime against humanity.