News

As a service to the atrocity prevention community, GAAMAC posts links to news directly relevant to atrocity prevention. The opinions expressed in the news articles do not represent the views of GAAMAC, its Steering Group or any partner organization.

Which Countries Are Most Likely to See New Mass Killing in 2018?

To help us forecast atrocity risk in 2018, please participate in our annual wiki survey, an innovative opinion aggregation method that presents countries head-to-head and simply asks respondents to choose which is more likely to experience a new mass killing in the new year. The survey will run for one month, until December 31, 2017.

Preventing Violence Through Inclusion: From Building Political Momentum to Sustaining Peace

This study analyzes when, how, and under what conditions the inclusion of a broad range of actors in peace and political transition processes contributes to the prevention of violence and armed conflict. It has been produced as a contribution to the United Nations–World Bank Study “Pathways to Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.”

Taking Stock of the Evidence: What Works to Reduce Violence and Prevent Atrocities?

On October 18–20, 2017, experts and policymakers gathered at the Airlie Center outside Washington, DC, to participate in the Stanley Foundation’s 58th annual Strategy for Peace Conference.This policy memo captures the major discussion points and policy recommendations from the roundtable on mass violence and atrocities cochaired by Dr. Dafna Rand, vice president for policy and research at Mercy Corps, and Dr. Rebecca Wolfe, director of evidence and influence for peace and conflict at Mercy Corps; it was organized by Stanley Foundation program officer Jai-Ayla Quest. 

Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

The Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies is a group of member states, international organizations, global partnerships, and other partners. The group is convened by the governments of Brazil, Switzerland, and Sierra Leone, and supported by the Center on International Cooperation.

Research Project: Peace and the Politics of Memory by Research Cluster on Peace, Memory & Cultural Heritage

In societies emerging from violent conflict, victims, perpetrators and bystanders often live side by side, harbouring conflicting memories and experiences of violence. One of the most pressing questions concerns how the difficult past can be remembered without threatening the fragile peace of the present and future. This project investigates if and how commemoration impacts on the quality of peace, and aims to explain why commemoration may contribute to the making of a durable peace or the perpetuation of conflict.