- 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.
- 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.
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.