3 Generations

3 Generations works to end injustice and fulfill humanity's potential through storytelling. As storytellers and witnesses we aim to shine a spotlight on our common humanity through a variety of cultural methods including documentary film, oral history, witness testimony and creative writing. We create change by curating the most compelling stories and most impactful change strategies to get people's attention and compel them to act.
Feb 27, 2014

UK Donors- Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Starting next Monday, Global Giving UK is matching donations by 50%! All online donations received through the GlobalGiving.co.uk site (but NOT GlobalGiving.org) will be eligible for the 50% matching funds (until matching funds run out).

There are other exciting prizes as well including cash bonuses of £1,000 and £500 for the top two projects that generate the largest amount of money and £500 for the top project to solicit the greatest number of unique donations by the end of the campaign on March 10th, 2014.

But don't dilly dally. As stated above, these funds will run out so be sure to mark your calendars for March 3rd, 2014. Matching begins at 12:01 am GMT and will end on March 10th at 11:59 am BST.

Once again, thank you for all your support and be sure to check out 3 Generations' newest Global Giving project - Why We Speak: Help Spread Syrian Stories.

Feb 25, 2014

Notes from the field

Aisha
Aisha

Our production team has just returned from Amman, Jordan, where they were recording the heart-wrenching stories of refugees from the brutal civil war in Syria.  We were lucky to find a woman who has been working closely with refugees for the past year.  She introduced us to six individuals and families, each who deserves a platform to tell their story.

Here is an excerpt from our interview with Aisha, a mother and grandmother whose eldest son was detained by the Syrian army.  He disappeared a year and a half ago into a prison which was recently revealed to have tortured, starved, and executed 11,000 detainees. 

"What do you think of when you wake up in the morning?"

"Me? I don’t even sleep, I don’t sleep. I stay awake all night and when I sleep I wake up very, very tired and all I think of is going back, but I have a sick husband and there aren’t hospitals there. I’m forced to stay here, though I actually can’t stand still here. When I wake up in the morning, I want to explode. That’s my situation in the morning."

Please help us provide a platform for her voice, and the millions of other Syrians who are living in exile. 

Jan 22, 2014

Ending Atrocity in 2014

The new year typically brings a sense of renewel; of second chances and opportunities to change. For many right now, however, the light at the end of the tunnel appears to be well beyond reach. Like every year, 2013 had its challenges. In Syria, the refugee crisis exploded with numbers swelling from around 500,000 in January 2013 to 2.2 million by December 2013 while in Sudan, Mali, and Somalia, thousands more were displaced due to ongoing famine and sectarian violence. In the Phillippines, Typhoon Haiyan left relief groups scrambling to provide for the thousands who lost their homes while in Myanmar, massacres targeting the Rohingya Muslims have continued unabated. As we enter 2014, new crises have quickly emerged as the Central African Republic and South Sudan draw closer and closer to civil war and potentially, genocide. The list appears to be never ending. So what do we do? 

Back in 2011, 3 Generations launched 'The End of Atrocity' project in which we commited ourselves to building a collective vision of what our world would look life without genocide, crimes agains humanity, an atrocity. The project was inspired by a comment made by the Dalai Lama who said, "if we cannot imagine a better world, how can we create one?" We decided to address this question head on and since 2011 we've interviewed numerous visionaries, each of which has unrelentingly pursued their commitment to eradicating intolerance and atrocity. Take for example, John Prendergast whose organization, the Enough Project, conducts intensive field research and produces practical polices to address crises in countries plagued by genocide and crime against humanity. As the situtations in South Sudan and the Central African Republic continue to worsen, Prendergast's work and the reports published by the Enough Project, have proven invaluable. Likewise, James and Stephen Smith, co-founders UK Holocaust Centre and Aegis Trust which manages the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, continue to work towards providing survivors and future generations with the education necessary to prevent genocide from reoccurring. As the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide approaches, Aegis Trust and the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre have much to prepare for. 

Each of these people have a vision and each is doing extraordinary work to make that vision a reality. Help us share the stories and visions of others like John, James, and Stephen by donating today. 

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