Welcome to ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud

3 May 2022 ~

Greetings… I’m Lara Kajs. I’m the founder and executive director of the NGO nonprofit The Genocide Report and the author of Stories from Yemen: A Diary from the Field. I am also a former academic turned humanitarian – although I still do a little academic stuff. Welcome to Thinking Out Loud!

In my work as a crisis investigator, I have seen so much human suffering… rape as a weapon… starvation as a weapon… war crimes… genocide… ethnic cleansing… state terrorism… terrorism… and just all-around cruelty. But I have also seen the hope that grows from kindness.

I look forward to sharing my thoughts here… about what’s happening around the globe, the issues… human struggles, politics, international humanitarian law, policy issues… and some random and casual thoughts… we might even talk music and sports.

Let’s keep it real… about the facts… the evidence… what we know. Facts Matter. Words Matter. I invite you to share your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions… and let’s agree to disagree, respectfully.

I look forward to reading your comments and replying to (some of) them. I hope you will come back each week and let’s keep the conversation going! #ThinkingOutLoud #IHL #TheGenocideReport #ShareYourThoughts

With gratitude… Lara


  1. I’m so excited for you Lara! Congrats on the book and the new website and the column. Can’t wait to read what you put out.

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