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Responsibility to Protect Student Journal

R2P Student Journal Announces Collaboration with STAND

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with STAND, a student-led movement to end mass atrocities.

The R2P Student Journal and STAND are youth-led education and advocacy organisations with missions to prevent genocide and mass atrocity crimes by educating and mobilising students on university campuses worldwide. While many organisations work on genocide prevention, the R2P Student Journal and STAND are two of the few primarily activating and amplifying youth voices.

At the R2P Student Journal, we understand that collaborating with other students furthers our mission and allows us to produce more valuable and impactful work. As such, we are excited to announce our new collaboration with STAND.

STAND’s mission is to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and end genocide. 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 and mass atrocities wherever they may occur. By creating political will, they hold elected officials accountable for preventing and ending genocide and mass atrocities, and by supporting young peacebuilders in conflict-affected and post-conflict countries, they help communities build resistance to conflict. From their innovative leadership team their network of thoughtful and change-oriented student activists, they are mobilising campuses and communities across the UK to act against genocide and mass atrocities worldwide.

Through this collaboration, the R2P Student Journal will be broadening its scope to include atrocity prevention and peacebuilding-themed articles and analytical contributions from youth engaged in mass atrocity prevention advocacy campaigns and peacebuilding initiatives, while STAND will expand their existing genocide prevention initiatives into academia.

We hope that this partnership will help to enlarge the Journal’s audience and number of potential collaborators, and will allow STAND and other advocacy organizations to inform forthcoming policies and campaigns with accurate research.

If you are curious to learn more about our work or how to submit your papers for the Spring 2017 issue (deadline April 30th). We welcome submission for blog contributions all year round.

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