100 LIVES announces strategic partnership with Not On Our Watch
100 LIVES and Not On Our Watch (NOOW), the non-governmental international relief and humanitarian aid organization, have formed a strategic partnership to increase awareness and combat genocide and human rights violations around the world.
The agreement will see cooperation and reciprocal support across projects, research, operations and the development of joint fundraising projects.
The two organisations will initially work together around the development and launch of The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, beginning with Not On Our Watch’s direct involvement in the Prize for its first award in April 2016.
Not On Our Watch Board member, John Prendergast will become a strategic consultant to the Prize and George Clooney will become Co-Chair of the Prize selection committee, joining Nobel Laureate and renowned author Elie Wiesel.
Ruben Vardanyan said: “We are excited to join forces with Not On Our Watch in this strategic partnership to advance our common goals which are directly aligned. The Aurora Prize will raise awareness on the selfless work of humanitarians and our partnership with Not On Our Watch will ensure we develop the full potential of the Aurora Prize to make it as effective as possible.”
Not On Our Watch was founded by Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, David Pressman and Jerry Weintraub.
Not On Our Watch’s board includes John Pendergast, former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council, and noted human rights activist.
About Not On Our Watch:
Not On Our Watch’s mission is to focus global attention and resources towards putting an end to mass atrocities around the world. Drawing upon the powerful voices of artists, activists, and cultural leaders, Not On Our Watch generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for the vulnerable, marginalized, and displaced.
Not On Our Watch encourages governing bodies to take meaningful, immediate action to protect those in harm’s way. Where governments remain complacent, Not On Our Watch is committed to stopping mass atrocities and giving voice to their victims.