About Never Again
In 2002, members of Never Again from Great Britain, the United States and Japan visited their partners in Rwanda to learn about the causes and effects of genocide. Inspired by connections that confirmed our common humanity, the participants were united by a desire to challenge the dehumanization and apathy that allows genocide and mass violence to occur.
Since our foundation, Never Again International has grown to include members in Burundi, Canada, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Great Britain, Rwanda, and the United States. Our members work in collaborative partnership to create and carry out youth-led peacebuilding projects. Connecting the local and global, expertise and experience, these projects provoke critical thinking about the past to inspire ideas and action for peace.
Need for Change
For Never Again to become a reality every member of our global society must take action. Because
we understand that it is personal connection that motivates us to act and our
beliefs and ideas that inspire our actions, Never Again International aims to:
The combination of personal connections and critical thinking in all our programs produces a strong sense of hope among participants. This hope defeats apathy and prejudice by reinforcing our sense of humanity.
Clustered by location and theme, Never Again members design programs that meet
local needs and address causes of conflict globally through:
These programs bring people together and allow them to develop personal passions, cultivate skills and build friendship to generate ideas and action for peace. Our flexible approach allows members to discover ways of collaborating effectively and creatively while remaining independent. Members seek to understand each other through ongoing conversations and apply that understanding to reform injustices that lie at the heart of global power structures.