Where We Fit In

The Sentinel Project occupies a unique position in the genocide prevention community

  1. Our early warning system (EWS) fulfills a function not currently done by any other organization. While other organizations do valuable work by maintaining watch lists of countries with violent, repressive governments where genocide could happen, we are striving to identify situations of concern at a much earlier stage when there are more options for prevention. The EWS will enable us to make clear and comprehensive reports about a situation of concern (SOC) available to the public, government, and other NGOs.
  2. When an SOC has been identified, we will engage with threatened communities to inform and empower them to participate in the prevention of their own genocides. This engagement is a key aspect of our work because conventional anti-genocide activism often approaches the problem from an outside perspective. Instead, by working with threatened communities we can gather otherwise inaccessible information from the people who know a situation best and implement preventive measures in partnership with the people who have the most to lose.

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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