International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

World Without Genocide Inc

Saint Paul, MN

Mission

World Without Genocide (World) provides education to raise awareness about past and current conflicts and advocacy at the local, state, and national levels for policies and legislation to protect innocent people, prevent genocide, prosecute perpetrators, and remember those whose lives have been affected by genocide.

Ruling Year

2009

Executive Director

Ms. Ellen J. Kennedy Ph.D.

Main Address

875 Summit Ave

Saint Paul, MN 55105 USA

Keywords

genocide, human rights, crimes against humanity, atrocities

EIN

26-3656688

 Number

4091960302

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Human Rights (Q70)

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Summer Institute for Educators, Leaders, and Students

The Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellowships in Human Rights and Law

Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict

Advocacy

Documentaries

Educational events

Study trips to New York and Washington, DC

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

We have two goals: education and advocacy. Through education in all its forms (classes, films, workshops, exhibits, books, study tours, etc.) we develop an informed and engaged citizenry that advocates for human rights legislation and policies at local, state, national, and international levels.

Our strategies include broad ‘reach’ to educational, faith, civic, governmental, professional, and other organizations to inform about genocides and mass killings in the past and those occurring today. All education is designed to generate support for critical laws and policies to prevent genocide and other forms of hate and discrimination, protect innocent people, prosecute perpetrators, and remember those whose lives and cultures have been affected by violence.

We have educators, policy-makers, and elected officials on staff and on the board; we have dozens of law students who work on our advocacy agendas every year; and we partner with faith, educational, arts, human rights, civic, governmental, and other organizations to expand our geographic and demographic reach very broadly.

We evaluate progress using several metrics: numbers of important laws and policies implemented at city, state, and national levels through our direct initiation and support; numbers of law students who work on our initiatives annually; participation in our courses, continuing education programs, institutes, and other programs and subsequent positive evaluations by attendees; and recognition of our work by important leaders in the human rights and policy spheres.

Please see the first question about our effectiveness in reaching our goals. Areas for future progress include both education and advocacy: 1) We would like to replicate our summer institute for high school and college students in other regions of the country OR to expand student participation more widely in the program run in Minnesota; 2) We would like to expand the Ferencz Fellowship program by doubling or tripling both the number of students and their funding; 3) We want to expand our legislative agendas widely to other states, a process we have begun successfully in New Hampshire and Wisconsin; 4) We would like permanent representation in Washington, D.C. to better support key national legislation; 5) We would like greater opportunities to work in-country on critical work in places like Bhutan and Burma(Myanmar); we have begun to address ethnic conflicts in these areas through programs held in Minnesota and advocacy for bills at the national level, but we also have begun to work with law schools in both those countries. All of these efforts take added expertise, staff, and time.

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World Without Genocide Inc

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No