What Does It Mean to Be an Upstander?

Posted: October 19, 2016
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It is now recognized that Genocide cannot happen without the presence of people known as the bystanders. The people, who although not directly participating in a Genocide, stand by and in silence as thousands and sometimes millions of people are murdered simply because of their identity or belief.

Part of preventing Genocide, therefore, involves the creation of new type of citizens, the upstanders, people who refuse to be silent and indifferent in the presence of atrocities. People who stand up and say no to dehumanization and persecution of any group of human beings and who understand the value in human diversity.

In this short video, GSF founder, Jacqueline Murekatete, joins other known Genocide prevention activists to help the audience understand what being an upstander truly means and why it is so important today more than ever.

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