The student-led movement to end mass atrocities.

Our Issues

Burma

Congo

South Sudan

Our Focus

STAND is committed to preventing and ending mass atrocities around the world. Though we originated as movement committed to ending genocide in Darfur, Sudan, we have since expanded to focus on multiple conflict areas as well as structural genocide prevention. Learn more about those issues here.

Burma

There are over 135 different ethnic groups in Burma, many of which have come into conflict with the majority-Bamar government since the military took power in 1962. The country has recently undergone promising political changes, but civilian protection of ethnic minorities, particularly the Kachin and Rohingya, continues to be a grave concern. Read more...

The Congo

The DRC has long been home to external resource exploitation and human rights abuse. Currently, mines containing key resources in electronics production are controlled by armed groups, miners are paid extremely low wages, the environment and local villages are suffering, and profits from mineral exploitation are used to buy arms to perpetuate the conflict. Read more...

Syria

The crisis in Syria, which began in March 2011, has now claimed more than 70,000 lives. Violence continues between the Syrian government and various rebel forces, with all sides reported as committing human rights abuses against civilian populations. Read more...

South Sudan

South Sudan seceded from Sudan in July 2011. Currently, there is conflict in many states in South Sudan due to internal infrastructure issues and violence in the Sudan-South Sudan border states. Read more...

Sudan

Sudan is a huge country with a complex history. Historically, the Sudanese government has suppressed groups that challenge their political and economic power. Most recently, this has led to mass violence against civilians in Darfur, South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Abyei. Read more...

Central African Republic

Atrocities prevention is both a national security issue and a moral responsibility. We believe that with a strong multilateral focus on the structural issues underlying mass atrocities, such acts may be averted.

Sudan

Syria

Central African Republic