The Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention (LIPG) works with people around the world to promote genocide prevention, human security, restorative dialogue, mental health literacy, and peace-building education and training as well as to offer tools for grassroots responses to conflict. In the process, we seek to inform the world about global grassroots efforts to end the cycle of genocide. We are driven by the belief that the most important prevention work happens at the grassroots level. Our approach to human security is based in the observation that true long-term human security grows from the grassroots and is built over time through broad-based internal social and cultural commitments to justice.
THE 3 PILLARS OF OUR WORK
We seek to expand support for international law at all levels of society and promote restorative justice towards human security.
We work to create a shared language of genocide prevention around the world and across our many divisions.
We strive to support mental health literacy in societies experiencing intractable conflict in order to promote positive peace.
WHAT WE OFFER
Free online course: "Genocide Prevention: The Basics"
Intensive, diverse 3-day genocide prevention workshops
Week-long “train the trainer” seminars
Training for educators at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels
Special courses for members of the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government and within government agencies, as well as for the armed forces
Creation of new and innovative educational resources in several languages
Development of an accessible on-line resource hub
Support for local partners worldwide in campaigns to raise awareness about conflict resolution tools
Bi-annual international summits bringing together partners from regions affected by genocide and other atrocity crimes
Development of an Online Genocide Prevention Toolbox
Creation of a reporting and prevention App
Support for transnational communication among threatened groups
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