Forty four non-governmental organizations, write to urge Congress to act by passing the bipartisan Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act, S.2551, which would provide the necessary authorities, oversight and resources to successfully implement a comprehensive atrocities prevention agenda.
Right now, it might feel like you can’t turn on the news without seeing coverage of atrocities taking place across the globe. The ongoing violence in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere demands urgent attention, and calls on us to answer the question of what more can be done to protect civilians at risk.
When religious intolerance turned into violence in Indonesia, several strong community organizations partnered together to teach students peace and tolerance. These small but strategic investments show how local peacebuilding efforts make the most significant impact on a community.
Located in southeast Guinea, the Forest Region (or Guinée Forestière) has suffered the negative effects of more than 20 years of civil wars in the neighboring countries of Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Jordan is one of the most water-scare countries in the world. Uncharacteristically low rainfall coupled with a rapid population increase as a result of ongoing conflict in Syria has exacerbated the problem. In the northern governorates of Jordan alone, there has been an influx of an estimated 584,600 Syrian refugees.
This April, as we marked Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, I was struck by how important the voices of dedicated citizens have been in mobilizing the United States government to prioritize the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities.
New atrocities prevention tools are already saving lives. The case of the Central African Republic underscores how new U.S. government tools are helping to better support an end to violence against civilians.
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