STAND engages with issues in three levels.
Priority issues make up STAND’s Action Committee topics for the year. For 2022-2023, the Priority issues are:
Through the Action Committees, we work on specific advocacy actions on these issues. Join an Action Committee.
Education issues do not have dedicated Action Committees, but we engage on them in many other ways such as our monthly Conflict Updates, organizational partnerships, educational materials, policy statements, and educating decisionmakers on the issue. For 2022-2023, the Education issues are:
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tigray, Ethiopia
STAND publishes monthly Conflict Updates that highlight current events in our Priority and Education regions. Youth authors analyze and summarize major events from the month related to mass atrocities.
Rapid Response issues are identified so STAND can monitor emerging areas and respond with policy statements or other one-time materials or actions. For 2022-2023, the Rapid Response issues are:
- Central African Republic
- South Sudan
Since 2019, STAND has used a selection methodology to shape how STAND engages on particular issues. Most issues consist of a particular country or region affected by conflict, and some are topical issues that transcend borders. The Managing Committee reviews issue selections each year, with input from our grassroots membership.