“Never Again! was the cry from citizens around the world after the Holocaust. Yet tragically, millions of people were murdered, disappeared, lost their families, and were forced to flee their homes in order to escape torture and persecution in countries such as Syria, DR Congo, Cambodia, Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Sudan.
We can work together and take action by compelling our leaders to act on their responsibility to protect innocent men, women and children from brutal and repressive regimes that use state terrorism to commit mass atrocities against its citizens. Working together, we can prevent mass atrocities and we can end genocide.
Take Action and Speak Up
Preventing mass atrocities requires us to take action by speaking up and demanding that our leaders make the right choices to prevent and stop atrocities.
Stop Giving Aid and Support to Perpetrators
Without the aid and support from big corporations and other governments, the perpetrators of genocide and mass atrocities cannot succeed. By standing firm together and taking action, we can bring global public shame to these companies and countries, and demand that they stop financing mass violence. We call to question any nation that welcomes or rewards perpetrators of genocide or mass atrocity.
Global Human Rights and Genocide Prevention
In April 2012, President Barack Obama announced during an address at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., the creation of the Atrocities Prevention Board, an initiative that would make the deterrence of genocide and mass atrocities “a core national security interest and core moral responsibility.” The Atrocities Prevention Board will provide options for the U.S. to respond to ongoing atrocities in places such as Sudan, Somalia and Syria. The APB will help to recognize the warning signs and to work to prevent genocide and mass atrocities.