Regional and Thematic Networks
With over 300 members in 65 countries, as well as other partnerships around the globe, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience offers unprecedented access to a wide network of like-minded organizations from Bangladesh to Brazil.
Since our founding in 1999, we have built grassroots networks across the globe that offer guidance and support to one another as partners, mentors, advocates and allies in the Sites of Conscience movement.
To support these efforts and to inspire broad civic action on local human rights issues, the Coalition has developed Regional Networks, constellations of Sites of Conscience. By engaging with these dynamic networks, members can coordinate and elevate their individual efforts to remember common histories and address their legacies today. Regional Networks build the capacity of emerging initiatives in each region and strengthen the collective memory of past struggles for human rights through joint public projects, workshops, one-on-one consultations and other activities. They also offer the opportunity for cross-regional exchange and collaboration, providing members with the unique experience of sharing methodologies and best practices across regions.
In addition, we are also developing Thematic Networks, the first of which is our Migration Museums Network, which launched in December 2021. For more information on individual Networks, please see below.
The African Sites of Conscience Network strengthens programs at sites in countries emerging from recent conflict as well as sites remembering histories of colonialism and slavery.
The Asia and the Pacific Regional Network brings together historic sites, museums and memory initiatives to promote ethnic and religious pluralism, and human dignity.
The European Sites of Conscience Network works to leverage the power of Sites of Conscience to engage their communities in the most pressing regional issues including migration, xenophobia and a rise in nationalistic sentiments.
Latin America and the Caribbean
The Latin America and Caribbean Sites of Conscience Network unites a wide range of communities and topics across Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, focusing on building the capacity of sites remembering periods of violent internal conflicts and state terrorism in order to preserve the memory of what happened during these periods.
Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Sites of Conscience Network comes together with a common goal of preserving memory, making it accessible to current and future generations, and using the lessons of the past to build a present and future that protects human dignity and freedom.
The North American Sites of Conscience Network encompasses a range of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives. In recent years, the Network has taken a leading role in preserving immigration and civil rights histories, fostering a new national conversation about these subjects.
Migration Museums Network (Thematic)
The Migration Museums Network is a group of museums that envision an open multicultural society, where human mobility is a universal right.