Genocide

Wikipedia defines genocide as “the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group.”

After researching genocide in the world today I can across this website, http://www.genocideintervention.net/network . The Genocide Intervention Network was established in 2005 to bring awareness to genocide happening still today. The goal of this program/group is to end genocide throughout the world, and put programs in place to intervene with the people responsible for causing the acts of destruction against innocent people.  World leaders are getting involved are being held accountable for commitments that they make towards this global movement. This program will work closely with policy experts, world leaders, and anti-genocide activists in the fight to prevent and end genocide.

The aspirations of this program are huge; time and cooperation will be the ultimate result of this effort to end genocide. The GIN is addressing the ultimate cause of the world’s failure to stop genocides – the lack of political will. In doing so, they are creating an educated and empowered permanent anti-genocide constituency at the national scale. It is by these changes that can make genocide prevention an important and relevant political priority for elected officials and policymakers.

The GIN had started working their efforts in Darfur, but have now expanded to other conflict areas such as Burma, and Democratic Republic of Congo

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