European Day of the Righteous
The Association for the Garden of the Righteous of Milan has chosen the figures to be honoured in the Garden of the Righteous Worldwide on Monte Stella hill of Milan, on next European Day of the Righteous (6 March): Lassana Bathily, Mohamed Ben Abdesslem, Raif Badawi, Pinar Selek and Etty Hillesum.
Foreign Minister Mr.Paolo Gentiloni's message on the occasion of the meeting The Righteous of our time, against fanaticism, for dialogue and hospitality, held by Gariwo on 25 May at the European Parliament in Brussels
Urging the EU countries to bring about the deeds of the Righteous who defend human rights against all – past and present - persecutions, resisting terror and fundamentalism and helping the migrants. This is the call launched by Gariwo at the European Parliament.
On 25 May at 4.30 pm, discussion will held about the Righteous of our times against fanaticism, for dialogue and acceptance with group S&D e and Anti Racism and Diversity Intergroup. With Gianni Pittella, Brando Benifei, Cécile Kyenge, Gabriele Nissim, Milena Santerini, Françoise Dumont, Roberto Jarach, Alexandre Beddock and Regina Catrambone.
Editorial by Vian Dakhil, Yazidi member of the Iraki Parliament
I come from Irak, a country with a millenary history and a glorious past. Our ancestors created very good laws that have lived on for over 4,000 years. This land…
Rome, too will soon have its Garden of the Righteous. The fruit of one year of efforts by the Municipality Roma XII, upon proposal by ADEIWIZO and Gariwo, the new Garden will be hosted inside Villa Pamphilj.
The European Day of Righteous
The value of individuals and personal responsibility
On May 10, the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted the Written Declaration establishing March 6th as European Day in memory of the Righteous.
The concept of Righteous, born from the elaboration of the Yad Vashem Memorial to remember the non-Jews who rescued the Jews, becomes the patrimony of all humanity.
The term "Righteous" is no longer confined to the Holocaust only; it becomes a point of reference for those who remember the genocide and totalitarianism in all their efforts to defend human dignity.
The significance of this decision is reminiscent of one of the cornerstones of European culture: the value of the individual and personal responsibility.