Responsibility to Protect (R2P): DRCongo & Armenia



The goal of the project is to mobilize public and political will to prevent and, if necessary, act in the face of genocide and mass atrocity by building advocates on R2P in the DRCongo and Armenia.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The urgency for civilian protection has never been more pertinent than the present. Responsibility to Protect is a principle that seeks to ensure the international community prevents mass atrocity. One major challenge in moving R2P from theory to practice is ensuring that the scope and limits of the norm as it has evolved are well understood in all parts of the world. When preventive action is required, leaders will only take risks if their citizens demand it.

How will this project solve this problem?

Public demand depends on civil society's understanding of R2P and capacity to lobby governments to uphold their commitment to civilian protection. This project trains students, journalists and politicians to actively work to prevent mass atrocity.

Potential Long Term Impact

We will educate hundreds of advocates from the DRCongo and Armenia on R2P--encouraging and facilitating cooperation between different social groups to work together towards the prevention of mass atrocity.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $10 .  The original project funding goal was $40,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Laura Spano

New York, NY United States

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