Civilian Protection Program: The Genocide Intervention Network’s Civilian Protection Program has taken a unique approach to filling the long-time gap between humanitarian efforts and the physical protection of civilians. Our projects in Darfur work with Darfuri community leaders, displaced women and girls, local NGOs and the UN to protect people in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), where women are still at a high risk of rape/assault from militias every time they go out to collect firewood. Over the past year, GI-NET has made important contributions to improving firewood patrols, including offering support to the development of training and standards for FPUs (Formed Police Units) who will be deployed in Darfur to provide this essential service. GI-NET has also made the commitment in the past year to launch protection programs in eastern Burma, where the brutal military regime has been attacking innocent civilians and destroying villages for over 40 years. By creating a civilian radio network through which urgent warnings and distress signals may be sent, GI-NET will give civilians the tools they need to protect themselves against the unjust and unacceptable violence perpetrated by the government of Burma.
100 percent of donations made in the name of STANDFast starting December 3rd go to the Genocide Intervention Network’s Civilian Protection Program.
For more information on the Genocide Intervention Network's Civilian Protection Program and specific projects, visit http://genocideintervention.net/protection.