Impact and Programs
In 2016, World reached over 2,000 people (lawyers, law students, human rights advocates, and the general public) through public education events including institutes, film screenings, exhibits, and talks.
Programming took place in 34 venues in the states of Minnesota, Washington, New York, Florida, and in Washington, D.C. Our educational materials are used in schools and human rights programming throughout the country.
Two documentary films made in partnership with Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), “Genocide Again: Darfur” in 2008 and “Children of Genocide: Five Who Survived” in 2010 (nominated for a regional Emmy award) were shown multiple times on all TPT-affiliated stations, reaching an estimated 50,000 viewers.
Nearly 20,000 people were reached by social media sites monthly, 3,000 people received bi-weekly email updates, and approximately 30,000 people viewed World’s website monthly.
World led successful passage of resolutions of support for CEDAW, the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, in the cities of St. Paul and Edina, and at the Minnesota Nurses Association. We introduced a conflict – free minerals bill through the Minnesota legislature.
World initiated a relationship with Yangon Law School in Yangon, Burma, and with Augsburg College’s campus in Windhoek, Namibia, for Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
1. To expand study tours to include Holocaust memorial sites and international courts in Europe;
2. To acknowledge rescuers and prosecutors of genocides since the Holocaust;
3. To expand current institutes for high school and college students to include more youth from throughout the entire United States and more youth from historically under-represented groups;
4. To pass resolutions of support for CEDAW, the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, in at least three more Minnesota cities;
5. To support a bill for forensic exam reform in Minnesota;
6. To raise awareness about and support for the International Criminal Court;
7. To support local initiatives to address climate change;
8. To address the current conflicts in Burma, Syria, Yemen, and Central African Republic through educational events and policy support.
Community or Constituency Served
World Without Genocide serves high school, college, graduate, and law students; educators and academics; lawyers, police officers, and other professionals in the criminal justice community; refugees and immigrants; and members of the faith, human rights, educational and civic communities in addition to the general public.
Geographic Area Served
World Without Genocide is located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Most of our direct programming through courses, exhibits, workshops, etc. occurs in the Upper Midwest but we have a national reach through lectures and presentations at conferences and special events and through use of our educational materials and documentary films. Our advocacy and policy initiatives address local, state, national and international levels, including supporting work for the International Criminal Court and advocacy for critical United Nations resolutions and conventions.