Genocide Memorial Day


Genocide Memorial Day (GMD) is a day focused on remembering man’s inhumanity to man. It takes place on the third Sunday of January each year.  It was started by IHRC in 2010 to commemorate past and ongoing genocides, and to raise awareness around genocide prevention.  Since then events have taken place all over the world. For more information please visit the Background Information page

The next UK event will take place on 16 January 2022.

This site offers various multi-media resources for schools, universities, activists and the media.  It includes lesson plans for schools, documentaries, resource lists, previous event videos, podcasts, essays, reports, academic articles and details of the annual GMD poetry competition in the UK.  There is also a blog containing curated information for teachers and activists updated monthly here.

GMD is a project of Islamic Human Rights Commission Ltd, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no 04716690. GMD is funded and supported by Islamic Human Rights Commission Trust, registered charity no 1106120.