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2011-06-23 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Left without the legal protection of husbands after the ugly bloodletting of 1994, fifty women stood together in Rwanda to form AVEGA Agahozo, the Association of Widows of the Genocide, and 17 years later they are still helping one another and thousands of other survivors to get on with the business of living. For their work, the group will receive the 2011 Women's Rights Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, a $500,000 unrestricted cash...

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2011-05-03 09:36:03

Genealogy website Ancestry.com and the US Holocaust Museum are working together to fill gaps in some family histories with a project named The World Memory Project, AFP is reporting. The US Holocaust Museum is digitizing its records and allowing them to be accessed online. The opening of these records for online viewing is intended to increase sources of information about victims of the Holocaust, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum said in a statement that the...

2010-09-14 01:05:23

September 21, 2010 marks the one year anniversary of the release of a landmark document produced by researchers at Concordia University. Mobilizing The Will to Intervene  (W2I) offers governments practical steps to prevent future genocides and mass atrocities. Produced by researchers with the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) based at Concordia, the document was presented to the governments of Canada and The United States of America. It has already yielded...

2010-03-08 10:39:42

Experiences from the Holocaust led to the international community coming together and agreeing on the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Despite this, more cases of genocide occurred during the 20th century than during any other century. Research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that it is precisely these comparisons with the Holocaust that have often hindered intervention on the part of the international community. "The Holocaust is sometimes...

2010-01-19 17:10:18

A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that cooperative organizations play an important role in the peace-building efforts undertaken in the wake of the Rwanda genocide. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda tore apart and destroyed large parts of the country's socio-economic and institutional foundations, and its severe consequences are still evident. As part of the recovery process, there is a desperate need to restore relations between genocide survivors and former perpetrators...

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2009-11-09 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, over 800 student activists converged on Capitol Hill for the largest lobby day to prevent genocide in history. The event was the culmination of the Pledge2Protect conference (convened by STAND, the student-led division of Genocide Intervention Network, the Save Darfur Coalition and Enough Project), which brought together students from all over the nation for training and education on the situations in Sudan, Burma and the Democratic Republic of...

2009-10-19 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress today released the following policy brief, authored by Enough Co-founder John Prendergast, analyzing the Obama administration's new policy on the government of Sudan: The ideals spelled out in the Obama administration's new paper on U.S. policy to Sudan are worthy of considerable support. The policy review represents a great deal of work inside the administration to learn lessons from...

2009-10-08 16:03:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sudan Now campaign today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration's policy toward the government of Sudan: President Barack Obama will soon announce the long-awaited results of his administration's Sudan policy review. The President's National Security Team has agreed on a white paper and forwarded it to him for his approval. While the agreed-upon policy appears to be well-calibrated approach of incentives...

2009-09-28 17:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the Principals Meeting to review the Obama Administration's Sudan Policy, The Washington Post has published a devastating portrait of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan, Major General Scott Gration, in action: Obama Administration Engages Sudanese Regime It Blasted, by Stephanie McCrummen. The Enough Project, Save Darfur Coalition, and Genocide Intervention Network released the following statement in reaction: "The quotes...

2009-09-10 14:46:43

A U.S. education professor says elementary school students may be too young to learn about war and genocide. Brenda Trofanenko, a professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Illinois in Champaign, says high school is soon enough to learn about events such as the Holocaust, the Ukrainian Holodomor and the genocides in Rwanda and Srebrenica. It's curricular creep in the sense that subjects that were once considered relevant only to high school kids previously are now filtering...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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