Training Civil Society

  • Intensive, diverse 3-day genocide prevention workshops

  • Week-long “train the trainer” seminars

  • Training for educators

  • Special courses for members of the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government and within government agencies,  as well as for the Armed Forces

Developing Local Capacity

  • The creation of new and innovative resources in several languages

  • The development of an accessible on-line resource hub

  • Active work with local partners  worldwide and campaigns to raise awareness about conflict resolution tools

  • Bi-annual international summits bringing together partners from  regions affected by genocide and other atrocity crimes

Creating Shared Reporting Platforms

  • The development of an Online Genocide Prevention Toolbox

  • The creation of a reporting and prevention App

  • The support for transnational communication among threatened groups


The Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention (LIPG) works with people around the world to promote genocide prevention, human security, restorative dialogue, 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 LIPG is directed by genocide scholars Dr. Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College in the USA, and Irene Massimino, a human rights lawyer in Argentina.