The Causes & Consequences of Genocide
The causes and consequences of genocide are layered with human stories of suffering, injustice, strength, and resilience.
We must seek to understand the mechanisms that perpetuate genocide and the warning signs so that we can put an end to genocide. The National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide in the Republic of Rwanda states:
"Genocide never happens abruptly...it involves organization and deliberate planning."
Genocide scholar, Gregory Stanton says the planning, preparations, and execution of genocide is manifested in 10 stages. Please read them, learn to recognize them, and commit to preventing genocide everywhere.
You can also read more about the 10 stages here.
1. Republic of Rwanda - National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide
2. Genocide Watch - The Ten Stages of Genocide
Genocide imprints lasting consequences upon the human soul.
Some, though not nearly all, of the consequences of genocide include:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Characterized by longer-term symptoms resulting from a traumatic event such as accident, assault, military combat, or natural disaster.
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A chronic, progressive, potentially fatal disorder marked by excessive and usually compulsive drinking of alcohol leading to psychological and physical dependence or addiction.