Prevent Genocide International is a global
education and action network established in 1998 with the purpose
of bringing about the elimination of the crime of genocide.
The organization makes particular use of the Internet as a way of
linking persons around the world in a transnational network of global
civic engagement and action.
The foremost goal of Prevent Genocide International
is to cultivate well-informed and articulate voices in many nations
able to speak out in the emerging global civil society against the crime
of genocide. Recent mass atrocites and genocide in multiple world
regions demonstrate the urgent need for a network of individuals as
well as local, national and international organizations capable of rapidly
mobilizing the global public against possible future episodes of genocide.
It may well be possible that concerted action can prevent
or halt an escalating attack on a threatened population group, thereby
averting or mitigating an outbreak of genocide.