As a service to the atrocity prevention community, GAAMAC posts 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.
27 Apr 2020
GAAMAC partner Peace Direct’s latest report, ‘Broadcasting Peace: Insights and lessons from local peacebuilders in Eastern DRC’ is now available.
23 Apr 2020
“Large-scale crises like COVID-19 risk an escalation of hate and prejudice”, writes Hugo Jones in a blog of GAAMAC partner Rights to Peace. The social and economic uncertainty entailed could be identified as key in the progression towards hate-based violence.
9 Apr 2020
Since March 2017, the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR)—a consortium of nine organizations offering a multidisciplinary, grassroots approach to transitional justice—has been working collaboratively with civil society organizations and survivors in Guinea to confront...
A time for a welcomed leadership: The United Nations Secretary-General’s Appeal for Global Ceasefire
3 Apr 2020
Global Action Against Mass Atrocities (GAAMAC) fully supports the United Nations Secretary-General’s Appeal for Global Ceasefire to “put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives”.
2 Apr 2020
13 EU members including GAAMAC Steering Group member Denmark and GAAMAC partner the Netherlands have expressed deep concern about “the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights arising from the adoption of certain emergency measures”.
20 Mar 2020
The COVID-19 global pandemic is affecting millions of people and communities around the world. GAAMAC stands in solidarity with those who are directly and indirectly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, in particular the most vulnerable.
21 Feb 2020
The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) at Binghamton University/The State University of New York is looking for two genocide and mass atrocity practitioners for a residential stay of one academic semester, supported by the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation.
13 Feb 2020
On 13 February 2020, the Security Council will hold a debate on “transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situations” under the peacebuilding and sustaining peace agenda item.
31 Jan 2020
On 29 January 2020, the GAAMAC Asia Pacific Study Group, formed at GAAMAC III in Kampala, Uganda, met in Bangkok, Thailand to workshop a draft report on preventing hate speech, incitement, and discrimination.
17 Jan 2020
GAAMAC partner the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) has been at the cutting edge of identifying trends regarding social media and online hate, as well as sensitizing state actors and civil society groups to its potential dangers.
17 Jan 2020
PeaceTech Lab recently published new hate speech Lexicons on social media and conflict in Iraq and in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
15 Jan 2020
The Rome Declaration was signed on 13 January 2020 after many days of dialogue facilitated by the Community of Sant’Egidio between members of the central government of South Sudan and representatives of the opposition movements.
20 Dec 2019
The Asia Pacific Study Group, formed at GAAMAC III in Kampala, 2018, is currently preparing a report on Preventing Hate Speech, Incitement, and Discrimination: Lessons on Promoting Tolerance and Respect for Diversity in the Asia Pacific.
17 Dec 2019
For anyone concerned about the weaponization of social media to further atrocities, the dangers of Facebook’s new feature Facebook News are unprecedented, writes Shannon Raj Singh.
12 Dec 2019
On 4 December, GAAMAC partner Rights for Peace held a panel discussion on the prevention of atrocities. Find a summary of the event here.
25 Nov 2019
Highlighting the correlation between hate speech and the commission of atrocity crimes is an important component of GAAMAC Steering Group member the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P)’s work.
20 Nov 2019
To mitigate the effects of clan conflicts, an international civil society organisation has partnered with local organisations in Mindanao, Philippines, to set up Community Safety Working Groups.
15 Nov 2019
In Ethiopia, around 130 “peace ambassadors” are working alongside elders and government officials on improving community relations.
13 Nov 2019
In June 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives discussed the issue of reparations for slavery and subsequent discriminatory laws. In an article for the Washington Post, Ereshnee Naidu-Silverman from GAAMAC partner International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, explains that reparations can make...
8 Nov 2019
A new Coalition for Genocide Response was launched in the United Kingdom's parliament this month.