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November 13, 2015
TEXT ME is a contemporary ballet by Winnipeg-based choreographer Philippe Jacques that brings to life one of the inaugural exhibits of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). This exhibit can be found in the “Protecting Rights in Canada” gallery and it focuses on Beyond Borders’ fight against...
March 31, 2015
How does a plastic grocery bag connect to human rights? One of the activities we offer for families during spring break involves learning to make a soccer ball from plastic bags, newspaper and string. It’s one of my favourites. The intention is to inspire thought and conversation about the right...
July 23, 2014
Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child protects the right of children to participate freely in cultural life and the arts. This right encompasses both the rights of children to join with adults in their cultural and artistic pursuits and the right to child-centered...
November 27, 2013
For many students, September means not only back to school but getting to face some of their fears and challenges. Students from the River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) come from a very large and diverse population with various cultures being represented. Some of them tend to be isolated...
November 15, 2013
During and after the First World War, the leaders of the Ottoman Empire (the forerunner of the modern-day Republic of Turkey) made a brutal attempt to destroy the empire’s entire Armenian population. The victims were massacred or forced on death marches through the desert. Approximately one and a...
October 10, 2013
The United Nations General Assembly has chosen October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child. This is a day to reflect on the gender inequalities that exist between boys and girls and an opportunity to support and promote the human rights of girls all over the world. It is also a time to...
October 29, 2012
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights had the incredible opportunity to participate in We Day Manitoba again this year – what a great experience! It is very inspiring to be surrounded by 15,000 students committed to making the world a better place. We are the change! Watch the short video the CMHR...
July 3, 2012
On June 22, 2012, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) welcomed former Governor General the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean to its offices. She was accompanied by local Winnipeg artist Jessica Canard and others from Winnipeg’s Graffiti Art Programming to formally present CMHR President and...
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