Why do we keep failing to prevent mass atrocities and genocide?

In 2016, mass violence against millions of innocent men, women and children is still a reality faced by communities around the world.

Why does our post holocaust promise of “Never Again” fail to prevent the next Rwanda and Darfur despite well-intentioned efforts of activists, nonprofits and governments around the world? These central questions guide the work of The Nexus Fund, founded in 2012 to build a more effective model of preventing mass atrocities.

Mass atrocities can be stopped.

The Nexus Fund works directly with people and organizations on the front lines of prevention efforts around the world – human rights workers, peace builders, community leaders. Our strategy focuses on supporting on-the-ground local efforts by following 5 crucial steps: Listen, Support, Coordinate, Innovate and Reflect.

The Nexus Fund fills a crucial gap in the fight against mass atrocities by building networks and breaking down barriers so that a more global, interconnected community committed to conflict prevention can emerge and have lasting impact.
— Jon Temin, U.S. Institute of Peace
The Nexus Fund’s approach is radically simple: It works behind-the-scenes to provide activists, especially those from conflict-affected areas, the support they say they need to be effective.
— Rebecca Hamilton, Author of Fighting for Darfur
The Nexus Fund is playing a critical role in helping to nurture, catalyze, and professionalize this nascent field of mass atrocity prevention. These are the essential ingredients for our shared long-term success.
— Cameron Hudson, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum