What We Do

An estimated two hundred million people were murdered by governments during the twentieth century – many of them as victims of genocide.
These calculated exterminations of ethnic, racial, and religious groups have taken the lives of Hereros, Armenians, Jews, Sinti and Roma, Cambodians, Kurds, Bosnians, Tutsis, and many others. The twenty-first century promises to be no different. Today, the effects of genocide have scarred Darfur, Sudan, where government forces killed hundreds of thousands of people since early 2003. Time and again, the international community has stood by and done nothing to protect defenseless people.

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.

Genocide Prevention

Read about why genocide is preventable and how the Sentinel Project is helping achieve that reality.

Direct Cooperation With At-Risk Communities

Partnering with communities and individuals in order to obtain the most direct input on programming and assuring that those at greatest risk receive immediate assistance.

Role of Technology

The creative use of technology is one of the aspects that makes the Sentinel Project unique. Read here about how technological tools can be used to predict--and prevent--genocide.


Bringing conflicting communities together, engaging in productive dialogue, and finding ways to address post-violence realities.

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