October 27, 2022 | Mexico City, Mexico | Mass Violence and Atrocities

Civil Society Session at the Annual Meeting of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

Invitation Only

In partnership with La Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES) and the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (AIPG), the Stanley Center co-organizes this event related to the Latin America and the Caribbean Civil Society Forum for the Prevention of Mass Violence and Atrocities, or Cúcuta Forum, on Regional Responses to the Crises in Latin America and the Caribbean, which coincides with the ten-year anniversary of the network. The event is an opportunity for members of the forum to connect directly with decision-makers from the Latin American Network and build cross-sectoral engagement on issues of mass violence prevention. Members of the forum will lead a session on the connections between regional small arms and light weapons trends and mass violence prevention. The session builds on previous analysis to 1) introduce the relationship between small arms and the risk of mass violence; 2) provide an overview of regional trends related to small arms in Latin America and the Caribbean; 3) explore how civil society actors are responding to challenges related to small arms; and 4) generate recommendations related to how regional networks and government actors can address these risks. A policy brief will be commissioned in advance of the meeting to guide this discussion.  


Sydney Sanchez

Operations Specialist