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Background Preventing Violence and Building Peace 

Despite the saber-rattling and threats of war, the House of Representatives this summer quietly and overwhelmingly voted to bolster U.S. government efforts to prevent violent conflicts that cause atrocities and genocide. It passed the Eli Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030). A similar bill awaits final passage in the Senate (S. 1158).

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Preventing Violence and Building Peace 

Despite the saber-rattling and threats of war, the House of Representatives this summer quietly and overwhelmingly voted to bolster U.S. government efforts to prevent violent conflicts that cause atrocities and genocide. It passed the Eli Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030). A similar bill awaits final passage in the Senate (S. 1158).

Update Prevention Reduces Violence, Not Military Intervention 

Our country’s global war on terror has failed to reduce terrorism. Congress needs to fully invest in conflict prevention. This is the conclusion of a taskforce on extremism in fragile states which released an interim report early in September.

Update Peacebuilding in Action – On the Ground in Rwanda 

During my fellowship at FCNL, I learned about the importance of advocating for U.S. policies that promote peace building and the peaceful prevention of deadly conflict. Now I am on the ground in Rwanda to learn how they are working to rebuild and reconcile communities following the 1994 genocide, which killed between 500,000 and 1 million people.

Update Hungry Children Cannot Eat Warplanes 

Amid a Washington frenzied these past weeks over hurricanes, high-level convictions, tell-all books, and high-stakes nomination hearings, you might not have heard that Congress has just reached a final deal for a massive $717 billion Pentagon spending measure.

Update Bill to Reduce Global Violence Introduced in Senate 

The Senate took an important step forward in support of conflict prevention with introduction of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction (GFVR) Act, S.3368, on August 22.

Press Release Civil Society Welcomes Bipartisan Senate Bill to Tackle Global Violence 

Over 40 Alliance for Peacebuilding members and partners welcome S. 3368, the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018, introduced by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Todd Young (R-IN), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the United States Senate on August 22nd.

Letter 62 Organizations Urge Senator McConnell's Leadership to Pass Elie Wiesel Act 

On August 1, 62 organizations issued a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging expedited Senate consideration of the House version of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R.3030).

Background U.S. Funding Works to Prevent Violence in Kenya 

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The United States government plays a vital role in preventing and mitigating violence through smart investments in peacebuilding initiatives around the world. In Kenya, for example, during the 2017 elections, investments through USAID’s Complex Crises Fund helped to prevent an outbreak of violence. Past elections in Kenya have been fraught with violence, particularly in 2007 when 1,300 people were killed and 600,000 displaced.

Action Alert Breaking: The House Just Voted to Promote Peace 

Great news! Last night, the House of Representatives passed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act with overwhelming bipartisan support!

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