What can we do?
Genocide occurs in several steps and its prevention requires engagement at every level of society. One of the main challenges of genocide prevention is the lack of political will to intervene. Intervention cannot be carried out without the support of individual actors.
While diplomatic measures are implemented by governments and supported by international institutions, they require mobilization and political pressure from civil society in order to be maintained.
By supporting peacekeeping demands, holding governments accountable and challenging hate on a daily basis, individual actors have an essential role to play in genocide prevention.
The most important form of prevention is awareness. To fulfil our promise of ‘never again,’ the public must be sensitized on the shared responsibility to act and intervene in the face of discrimination.