However, this trend of mass killing is not inevitable because genocide is both predictable and preventable. While governments with the power to stop genocide and save lives have stood by and done nothing in the past, civil society – ordinary people and non-governmental organizations – can still make a difference. Since genocide can be prevented by acting before it begins, the Sentinel Project is working to make this early action possible through the creation of an early warning system and cooperation with threatened communities and other anti-genocide organizations.
Many different organizations make up the anti-genocide movement all around the world. Read this section to learn how the Sentinel Project is unique and how we relate to all of the others working towards a world without genocide.