About Us

Our Mission
Our mission is to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide.

Who We Are
Established in 2005, Genocide Intervention Network is mobilizing the first permanent anti-genocide constituency committed to stopping the worst atrocities around the world. It includes a worldwide coalition of investors, a national fellowship of local leaders across the United States and over 1,000 student chapters at colleges and high schools. We focus on situations of genocide and mass atrocity, which we define as the systematic killing, severe torture or rape of civilians on a massive scale.

What We Do
Our goals are ambitious, and our mission is critical — we hold world leaders accountable for the commitments they’ve made to prevent genocide and develop targeted programs to impact the lives of those at risk of violence and mass atrocity. We work closely with policy experts, world leaders, and anti-genocide activists in the fight to prevent and end genocide.

Theory of Change
We address the root cause of the world’s failure to stop genocides — the lack of political will — by creating an educated and empowered permanent anti-genocide constituency at the national scale. It is this constituent pressure that can make genocide prevention an important and relevant political priority for elected officials and policymakers.

Our Focus
Genocide Intervention Network has expanded its efforts beyond Darfur, to include conflict areas such as Burma, and Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more about our eight areas of concern.