For years, advocates have been pushing governments, in the U.S. and elsewhere, to take the problem of white supremacy-inspired terrorism seriously. As more countries declare it to be the number one threat to safety, it’s critical that governments work with civil society to gain their expertise and to ensure that initiatives are grounded in civil and human rights principles. Beyond fighting white supremacy, we also work toward policies that support inclusive democracies and against those that marginalize basic human rights, dignity, and equality for all. We work to change the way governments and law enforcement view and treat white nationalism and far-right extremist activity, as reflected in their policies and strategies. We bring our expertise to U.S agencies, lawmakers, and policymakers through briefings and by testifying before U.S. congressional committees. We also engage with the U.N., other governments, including the Christchurch Call members, and intelligence agencies to advocate for solutions to combating white supremacist violence and terrorism and systems and policies that further harm marginalized communities. Critical to this work are our strong alliances with other civil society organizations.
Rigorous research is the foundation for effective and long-term advocacy and activism. If people do not understand the problem, they cannot successfully address it. GPAHE believes that producing easily accessible and useful information for the public domain is essential to effecting change.