- 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.
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.