Organizations & Initiatives
Aegis Trust @Aegis_Trust
Aegis Trust is a UK-based NGO which runs the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda and works to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity through education, advocacy, and support to victims and survivors. Their Tweets focus on genocide education and commemoration, and showcases Aegis’ work with youth in Rwanda and the UK.
Auschwitz Institute @GenPrev
The Auschwitz Institute promotes the implementation of national and domestically-developed mechanisms of genocide and mass atrocity prevention. Follow the institute to stay up-to-date on its capacity-building programs, and read the latest news on countries experiencing mass atrocity crimes.
End Genocide @endgenocide
United to End Genocide works towards creating “a generation without genocide and mass atrocities” and has become the largest community of anti-genocide activists around the world. Tweets are very advocacy oriented, trying to build political will in the US. Follow them not only for news but to learn how to get engaged.
Enough Project @EnoughProject
The Washington-based organization works to end genocide and crimes against humanity by conducting field research and raising awareness about mass atrocity crimes and conflicts, mostly in Africa. Enough Project showcases conflicts in Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic.
Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect @GCR2P
The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect promotes the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect and seeks to build the capacity of states, regional and international bodies to prevent mass atrocity crimes. A key player in mass atrocity prevention, GCR2P is a go-to Twitter account for the latest news and prominemt discussions on mass atrocity crimes and the centre “owns” the #R2P hashtag.
Human Rights Watch @hrw
HRW is one of the world largest non-governmental human rights organizations. It conducts fact-finding investigations, provides news and analysis on human rights abuses around the world. Must follow account for HRW’s latest investigative reports and access to its outstanding team of researchers.
International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect @ICRtoP
ICRtoP brings together 70 organizations, institutes and think tanks from around the globe working on mass atrocity prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, and therefore has you covered on these issues. Its Twitter feed promotes ICRtoP’s and members’ efforts to strengthen our capacity to prevent and halt mass atrocity crimes.
International Committee of the Red Cross @ICRC
The International Committee of the Red Cross works in situations where few journalists and humanitarian organizations dare to go. The ICRC, which has a mandate to uphold International Humanitarian Law, will keep you updated on its humanitarian protection activities and the assistance programs it runs for victims of war.
International Crisis Group @crisisgroup
An independent non-profit organisation focused on conflict prevention and resolution. Currently headed by Louise Arbour, the International Conflict Group owns one of the world's top humanitarian Twitter feeds. Follow them to get updates on its field-based reports, policy recommendations and events.
Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies @MIGSInstitute
As one of Canada’s leading institutes for genocide and mass atrocity crime prevention, MIGS’ Twitter account brings you up to date on the latest developments in conflict and mass atrocity situations and advocates for innovative public policies. It also owns the @W2IProject and @DMAP_Lab.
Satellite Sentinel @SudanSentinel
Once described as being “anti-genocide paparazzi”, the Satellite Sentinel is the leading organization in crisis mapping and early warning. Conceived by George Clooney and Enough Project’s John Prendergast, it’s a must-follow account for use of satellite imagery to monitor violence in Sudan and South Sudan, and evidence that we know what is happening.
Born out of the movement to stop the genocide in Darfur, STAND is the only genocide prevention organization led by students and organizes national campaigns, policy and advocacy training programs. STAND’s Twitter feed engages young people and makes them care. Can you ask for more?
Stanley Foundation @StanleyFound
Based in the US, the Stanley Foundation works to find lasting solutions to some of the world's most ressing security challenges, including the prevention of atrocity crimes. On Twitter, the foundation offers constant news on its groundbreaking work with journalists, think tanks and civil society groups.
The Elders @TheElders
The Elders is an independent group of well-known global leaders, human rights advocates and activists, originally brought together by Nelson Mandela to work toward solving major global problems, including intractable conflicts. Among the Elders are Kofi Annan, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu. The group's tweets really do mobilize political will for a better world.
UNHCR – UN Refugee Agency @Refugees
The official account of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This Twitter feed brings you up to date on the UNHCR’s current activities, deployments and needs, and offers pictures and personal accounts of people affected by displacement.
UN Peacekeeping @UNPeacekeeping
The official twitter account of United Nations Peacekeeping. Go to this Twitter feed for the latest updates on peacekeeping operations in real time, UN resolutions and statements, and background information on inner workings of the UN's "blue helmets".