Genocide Memorial Day

Genocide Memorial Day

Gaza to be focus of 2024 Genocide Memorial Day

The ongoing genocide in the Gaza Strip will form the focus of the 15th Genocide Memorial Day to be held later this month. The Israeli assault on Gaza, its people and infrastructure, which has so far led to the deaths of over 24,000 people, the

Je Suis – We Are All Palestinians: Lessons from the Propaganda War

Sahib Mustaqim Bleher calls on Muslims and all those of good conscience, to move beyond the framing of Palestine as dictated by the mainstream westernised media, as both individuals and societies. “Historic break-out from Gaza concentration camp – prison guards taken hostage. Jointly, Arabs in

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Why Genocide Denial and Genocide Awareness Matter

As tensions continue to simmer in the former Yugoslav state, Demir Mahmutćehajić’s reflections as to commemoration and erasure of current and previous genocides in Bosnia and elsewhere provides some insight into the possibilities and perils of the future. In July 2017[i], Islamic Human Rights Commission

Gaza’s Genocide Memorial Day

This year Genocide Memorial Day (GMD) has also been held in Gaza, giving Palestinians an opportunity to speak directly about the atrocities they have faced at the hands of Israel. From children who have lost their mothers, brothers and sisters, to journalists who have lost

How states sanitise genocide and genocidal acts

In line with the aim of the annual event which aims to raise awareness of genocide so that new generations can understand the causes and recognise the warning signs of such atrocities, this year’s theme is the sanitisation of genocides and genocidal acts. Wherever and


Poetry Competition

PREVIOUS WINNERS A compilation of winning entries, The Genocide Memorial Day Anthology, is available to buy and download as a PDF here or in hard copy here. A substantial school discount is available for bulk orders. All profits from sales will be donated to the

Lesson Plan: Concentration camps in Europe again

Ages 14-16 This approx. 3 minute video with questions uses a 2 minute clip of a conversation between a survivor of the Bosnian genocide and a student from the UK. Learning outcomes: To learn about concentration camps; to think more about concentration camps and what

Genocide Memorial Day Anthology: 2012 – 2019

Introduction by Ibrahim Sincere, contributors various Paperback, available from 20 December 2019. This anthology brings all the entries from winners, runners-up and those highly commended from 2012 – 2019 Genocide Memorial Day poetry competition in one volume.  Since its first establishment in 2010 by IHRC,