STAND is the student-led movement to end mass atrocities. At its core, our mission is to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide.  From our innovative Leadership Team to our network of thoughtful and change-oriented student activists, we are mobilizing campuses and communities across the country to act against global atrocities.

Born out of the fight to stop the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, STAND is devoted to creating a sustainable student network that actively fights genocide wherever it may occur. We envision a world in which the international community protects civilians from mass atrocities. By creating political will, we hold our elected officials accountable for preventing and ending genocide and mass atrocities.  
Every successful social movement in history has included a vibrant student voice. STAND is the only student-led organization focused on atrocity and genocide prevention because we believe students are the agents of change. As such, our student members are indispensable in the long-term fight to make “Never Again” a reality. Through regional and campus-wide mobilization, meaningful relationships with members of Congress, leadership development, and inventive advocacy, we are leading members of the anti-genocide movement.

We’re building the first permanent anti-genocide constituency and we’re here to stay.


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