A crucial aspect of the Genocide Prevention Ritual is the raising of awareness and funds for good causes. We provide the tools for you to do that in your ritual. Participating groups and solitaries raise funds themselves and give directly to the charities of their choice. We (the organizers of the GPR) do not touch the money. This maximizes the effect by making sure 100% goes to the charity. The Genocide Prevention Ritual is not itself a charity, and does not accept donations.
Many nonprofits work to heal and prevent genocides in the world today. We cannot list them all. The following is but a selection.
Global Grassroots works to bring healing and change to women survivors of genocide in Darfur, Chad, and Rwanda. Workshops train women, who have often suffered rape or worse, in four crucial areas: reclaiming the self, conscious leadership, and core social entrepreneur skills. Through this process women are empowered to start their own projects for change in their local communities. Workshop graduates receive assistance in project development, seed funding, and high-engagement support.
Our vision is that the challenges of oppression will unite women globally, that the stories of women's triumphs will inspire others to act, and that ideas benefiting women will enable countless others to advance social change.
--Global Grassroots web site
Global Grassroots was founded by Gretchen Steidle Wallace of the award-winning film The Devil Came on Horseback.
Aegis - campaigns to prevent genocide worldwide; activities include research, policy, education, remembrance, awareness of genocide issues in the media, and humanitarian support for victims of genocide; offices in the UK Holocaust Centre and in Rwanda
Amnesty International - a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.
Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program - connects American middle schools and high schools with students in Darfuri refugee camps;
Doctors Without Borders- an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.
Enough - the project to end genocide and crimes against humanity; combines analysis, advocacy, and activism to the "three p's": peace, protection, and punishment for perpetrators.
Friends of the Congo - mobilizing and raising awareness about the situation in the Congo as well as supporting groups organizing on the ground in the Congo to change the condition of their country.
Genocide Intervention Network - educational network empowering individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide; in addition to advocacy, programs work actively to protect civilians on the ground, currently in Darfur and Burma.
Human Rights Watch - independent organization reporting on human rights issues around the world
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - a worldwide mission to help victims of conflicts and internal violence, whoever they are; efforts help people affected by armed conflict in some 80 countries in 2009; Sudan is currently the organization's largest humanitarian operation, followed by Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iraq Foundation - raises awareness for the suffering of Iraqi people and raises funds which are then given to institutions and organizations in Iraq to aid children, refugees, and widows.
Mapendo International - assisting refugees with rescue, protection, health, and awareness; stationed in Nairobi, Kenya and helping refugees from Chad, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Burundi, and the DR Congo.
Mercy Corps - a team of 3700 professionals helping turn crisis into opportunity for millions around the world; a vast list of programs addresses nearly all areas of humanitarian concern
Oxfam International - a confederation of 13 like-minded organizations working together and with partners and allies around the world to bring about lasting change; working in development, emergencies, advocacy, campaigning, and policy research; campaigns in health, education, agriculture, climate change, arms control, and trade.
Raise Hope for Congo - an Enough campaign to raise awareness, increase news coverage, build an activist base, and change policy
Save Darfur Coalition - an alliance of over 180 organizations dedicated to helping Darfur; web site has a form to send electronic letters to Washington.
STAND - student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network; recruits, trains, organizes and mobilizes students around the world by providing materials, educational information, online resources, policy expertise, and a network of concerned and active peers.
Sudan Divestment Task Force - project coordinates Sudan divestment, which means removing investor capital from companies supporting the Sudanese government, the money from which funds ongoing genocide; a list of companies under scrutiny is available for free download, and the methodology used for selecting these companies is given upfront; companies which substantially benefit the Sudanese people are not targeted; the site also shows which U.S. states have adopted divestment policies.
Teach Against Genocide (TAG) - works to pass and implement funded state-level legislation mandating the inclusion of comprehensive genocide education in the curricula of public schools, and to create mechanisms to train teachers on the subject
US Campaign for Burma - builds a broad based coalition of grassroots and institutional support for freedom in Burma
War Child International - works to help children caught up in the horrors of war