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February 26, 2013
John Peters Humphrey—A Canadian Defender of Human Rights On Monday, February 25th, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and École Riverview School of Winnipeg collaborated for a presentation by Anne Scott, the author of the book The Boy Who Was Bullied. It is the story of John Peters...
February 12, 2013
Human rights violations are often committed under the cover of secrecy and silence. Perpetrators want to hide their crimes and avoid guilt; surviving victims may be too fearful or ashamed to speak out; witnesses often find it easier to look away. And so the cycle continues. But change can begin...
December 20, 2012
During the winter of 1932 and 1933, Soviet Ukraine was the victim of genocide. The Stalinist regime of the Soviet Union forcibly removed all food from thousands of farming villages in Ukraine.  Millions of men, women and children starved to death.  At the same time, the regime targeted Ukrainian...
December 4, 2012
Today is day 10 of the White Ribbon Campaign’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. The WRC is the largest initiative in the world of men working to end violence against women (VAW). With a focus on educating men and boys, campaigns are led by both men and women in over fifty countries...
September 4, 2012
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August 30th was International Day of the Disappeared. This week’s blog entry looks at forced disappearances perpetrated by Guatemalan authorities during the civil war (1960s-1990s) where more than 200,000 people were killed and 45,000 were made to disappear. Without a Trace Imagine waking, late...
July 31, 2012
In the first week of July, I travelled to Kyiv, Ukraine to take part in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Memorial in Commemoration of Famines’ Victims in Ukraine. “Holodomor” is the English spelling of a Ukrainian word that...
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