Are you looking to join an organization that is dedicated to Holocaust and Genocide study and/or prevention?
GPN Genocide Prevention Now
aims to compile and maintain an ongoing international directory of organizations that promote an awareness of genocide and its ramifications along with its prevention.
As the number of organizations continue to grow yearly, the interest, concern and dedication to confront the issue of genocide grows. Our list is divided into the following types of organizations:
Genocide Prevention Organizations
Scholarly Organizations University-affiliated Institutes and Centers
Armenian Genocide Organizations
Cambodian Genocide Organizations
Kurdish Genocide Organizations
Native American Genocide Commemorative Organizations
Organizations specializing in the genocides of other ethnic groups and others
The development of organizations in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies shows an activist as well as scholarly approach to the field. Through GPN, we want to provide an overview of the various organizations in the field, including those that address areas of genocide within their larger organization. We hope that people consulting GPN will be able to locate specific organizations that can assist them in their personal interest and approach to the field.
We are interested in receiving information about additional organizations that do not appear in our listing. Our aim is to build a comprehensive directory of organizations that reflect the truly interdisciplinary field of Holocaust and genocide studies.
All submissions should be sent to: Marc I. Sherman, Director, Holocaust and Genocide Review, GPN-Genocide Prevention Now. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see our complete Directory of Organizations Dedicated to Genocide Awareness and Prevention
Featured Program in this Issue of GPN
All-Party Parliamentary Groups in England and Canada
Each issue will also profile a unique organization that contributes to a further development in our field. In this issue, we are proud to profile the All-Party Parliamentary Groups in England and Canada.
What is an APPG?
An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is a grouping in the Parliament of the England composed of politicians from all political parties. This concept was initiated in England and has been applied in other Parliaments worldwide.
APPGS meet together, relatively informally, to discuss a particular issue of concern. APPGs are either country based or subject based, with a focus on topics. APPGs generally have officers drawn from the major political parties and strive to avoid favoring one political party or another. APPG's tend to focus most on governing party's priorities, discussing new developments and inviting Government Ministers to speak at their meetings.
Why are APPG's relevant to Genocide Prevention?
Although APPGs do not maintain a formal place in the legislature, they are an effective way of bringing together parliamentarians and interested parties concerned with specific topics. APPGs work with campaign groups, charities and NGO's in the field to become involved in discussions on issues such as Genocide and influence politicians. Often a relevant charity or other organization will provide a secretariat for the Group helping to arrange meetings and keeping track of members of the APPG - for example the Genocide Prevention All-Party Parliamentary Group is administered by The Aegis Trust (the leading genocide prevention NGO in the UK).
Please click here to see the featured organization in this issue: All Parliamentary Groups in England and Canada.