The student-led movement to end mass atrocities.

What We Do

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STAND students at a rally for Sudan.

STAND believes that ending and preventing mass atrocities takes pragmatic, innovative, and creative solutions. But without a core constituency of people who care about this issue, atrocities prevention will take a backseat on the priority list of our elected officials. STAND is building and sustaining a permanent anti-genocide constituency so that our elected officials and administration know that preventing and ending atrocities is a priority.

Most of our activities fall into the same three categories we use for Issue Areas:

Tier 1: Rapid Response 

Actions may include:

  • Signing on to policy letters by a coalition of partner organizations to decisionmakers
  • Responding rapidly with statements on social media or our website
  • Creating one-time educational materials like FAQs, blog posts, lesson plans/slide decks, etc.
  • Creating one-time call-in scripts to encourage members to call their representatives

Tier 2: Education 

Actions may include:

  • Tier 1 actions
  • Including an issues in our monthly Conflict Updates
  • Partnering with outside organizations
  • Creating ongoing educational materials
  • Endorsing a piece of legislation or a policy statement
  • Educating decisionmakers through calls and meetings

Tier 3: Priority 

Actions may include:

  • Tier 1 and 2 actions
  • Establishing an Action Committee with a designated MC lead/co-leads
  • Advocating and lobbying for specific pieces of legislation
  • Creating a dedicated webpage and one pager

Over 15 years, STAND has used a range of tactics (actions), from Direct Action like protests, to Advocacy like lobbying our representatives to pass legislation. There are hundreds of tactics out there we can build upon, in addition to those listed here.