Genocide prevention sometimes means responding to situations where people are facing a significant, immediate threat of violence. Potential victims of genocide are at greatest risk when their safety is seen as outside the interests of decision-makers who could help protect them. This risk is heightened when citizens are unaware of the dangers faced by their fellow human beings, and therefore unable to put pressure on decision-makers to take action.
This is where Aegis’ advocacy work comes in. Aegis conducts research on mass atrocity situations to formulate evidence-based advice for policy-makers, raises awareness in the media and develops targeted campaigns to achieve changes in policy and law.
Aegis coordinates the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Genocide Prevention in the UK, and is working to develop a global parliamentary network for prevention of mass atrocities.
Aegis Students, the organization’s youth arm, is building an empowered grassroots movement. This growing group of passionate and informed young people is taking proactive steps to prevent genocide.