Genocide is a painful concept, but it’s important to understand. It is the deliberate mass killing of people from a particular social group with the intention to eradicate them completely; examples from recent history include the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. It’s easy to think of genocide as a thing of the past, but people from many ethnic and religious groups around the world still live in fear of mass killings - it’s a terrifying shadow that hangs over hundreds of thousands of families every day.
There are many incredible human rights lawyers and organisations working at an international level to prevent mass killings. However, addressing the root causes of genocide - intolerance, abuse of power, miseducation and social division - is equally as important. Your support for this cause assists with both high-level peacemaking and community-driven conflict prevention, as well as providing support and healing to survivors. If you’ve watched a story about genocide that broke your heart, it’s time to make sure it never happens again.
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