From Understanding to Prevention
The United Against Genocide Exhibit has strived to give us the tools to identify and understand the nonlinear process of genocide. Now that we have a better understanding of the individual steps which can lead to genocide, we must ask ourselves, what can be done to prevent it?
Prevention begins with awareness of the causes of genocide, an understanding of the measures to prevent it, and recognition of our shared responsibility to act and intervene when the signs appear.
In this final part of the exhibit, we will explore the capacity of individual and civil society actors to raise awareness, incite action and pressure governments to carry out their Responsibility to Protect (R2P). We will be doing so by examining how this can be achieved in escalating contexts of violence in the cases of Iraq, Myanmar (previously known as Burma), South Sudan and Burundi.