Escaping “Perpetual Beginnings”
In recent years, the Democratic Republic of Congo has seen cases of violence against civilians rise dramatically. Chronic fragility is undermining opportunities for peace and making mass violence and atrocities more likely. Our new report analyses the situation, and shares recommendations for supporting atrocity prevention work.
Escaping “Perpetual Beginnings”: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Atrocity Prevention in the Democratic Republic of Congo
In the absence of government-led efforts to curb the violence, the majority of atrocity prevention activities have been carried out through local and international efforts. Despite the vital role these efforts play, a number of significant gaps exist that impact the effectiveness of local atrocity prevention work, from under resourcing to a lack of networking.
This report is part of a project that aims to ensure that local civil society can provide strategic, coordinated and sustainable atrocity prevention work in eastern DRC and Burundi.
It presents the key findings on the challenges facing atrocity prevention work, current activities, and success factors. It also presents recommendations to support atrocity prevention efforts for the Congolese Government, the UN, local civil society, and international donors.
Read the full report, as well as the Executive Summary, by clicking below:
Download the report here
Read the Executive Summary here
This report was produced by Peace Direct and Research Initiatives for Social Development, and was made possible made possible through the Jo Cox Memorial Grant, made available by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.