Help to end

identity-based violence

Prediction, prevention, protection & justice approaches to identity-based violence

Protection Approaches is a charity committed to ending identity-based violence. We do this through our grassroots engagement with young people and communities, and through our work with decision and policy makers.

Identity-based violence is any act of violence where the perpetrator targets someone because of how they the view their victim’s identity –perhaps because of their victim's gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious, or political affiliation. Identity-based violence encompasses hate crimes against individuals, acts of terrorism, and mass atrocities such as ethnic cleansing and genocide. Identity-based violence affects people all over the world. While its victims and the ways in which it manifests often look different, what causes and prevents identity-based violence are very often same.

We believe the responsibility to tackle identity-based violence, and the prejudice, discrimination, and marginalisation preceding such violence, stretches from local communities to global leaders.