ATROCITY CRIMES PREVENTION THROUGH EDUCATION PROGRAMME with the United Nations' Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG)

The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) is pleased to announce the establishment of its Atrocity Crimes Prevention through Education Programme, which provides atrocity crimes education to the South and Southeast Asian regions.

— Education on atrocity crimes in history and the risk factors associated with their re-occurrence is an important tool for the prevention of atrocity crimes today.

— Although education in atrocity prevention has been emphasized repeatedly, its implementation remains limited, especially in South and Southeast Asia regions.

— In this context, the Documentation Center of Cambodia has developed a teachers’ guidebook, The Atrocity Crimes Prevention through Education: Southeast Asian Region Teachers’ Guidebook, which offers lesson plans, strategies, activities, and materials for teachers to use in their classrooms. The guidebook is supplemented by a DC-Cam workshop programme that provides advanced professional training and development in the instruction of atrocity crimes education.

Eight lesson plans, 17 activities, and over a dozen stories covering atrocity crimes committed in…
— Nazi Germany
— Rwanda
— Cambodia

Three learning competencies supported by 3 educational principles:
— Self-Reflection
— Critical Thinking
— Empathy

Educational Principles
— Engagement
— Stories
— Responsibility

Professional Development Knowledge
     Definitions of Atrocity Crimes
— Genocide
— Crimes against Humanity
— War Crimes

— Common Risk Factors Associated with Atrocity Crimes
— Specific Risk Factors Associated with Atrocity Crimes

Professional Development Expertise
— Scaffolded Reading
— Class Discussion using Victim & Survivor Stories
— Class Discussion on Hate Speech
— Classroom Debate, Guest speakers, & Presentations
— Capstone Exercises

Painting by Sera at IRIBA Center in Kigali,  Rwanda, 2016.