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Support to Civilian Self-Protection Efforts

A research review on Support to Civilian Self-Protection Efforts has not yet been completed by the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.

About Support to Civilian Self-Protection Efforts


Civilian self-protection efforts include “any activities that conflict-affected communities undertake with the intention of countering, mitigating, deterring or avoiding a threat” (Gorur 2013, p. 4). Governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations sometimes support these efforts through advice, training, funding, or the provision of material goods.

Strategies This Tool Can Support

(1) Dissuading potential perpetrators from committing mass atrocities
(2) Protecting vulnerable civilian populations