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Teaching with Testimony: a new virtual tool for teachers and students

Designed by USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education, Teaching with Testimony is a new educational program that draws upon a vast library of audiovisual testimonies and provides activities to engage students with the Armenian genocide. The program includes a virtual field trip on the often-overlooked tragedy of the Armenian genocide.


Armenia Lost the Peace, not the War

I would like to write to the Armenians, as a friend, some uncomfortable words. Words that are not easy to write or hear – all the more so after a defeat, that of November, that has produced thousands of deaths, tens of thousands of refugees and displaced persons, and a humanitarian and political catastrophe that has no end in sight. It was not the first war in Karabakh, as we know, and it risks not being the last (according to many, this is almost a certainty). I would like to write as a friend, because friends, in the most difficult moments, do not only help and console us, but also make us think - without sparing us criticism.


Les Justes du Rwanda et la valeur universelle de leur exemple

Nous, les Rwandais, nous nous sentons engagés dans le projet que Gariwo est en train de construire dans le monde entier pour faire connaître le concept universel des Justes de l'humanité et apprendre aux jeunes à s'engager pour le respect des droits de l'homme, la protection de la dignité humaine et coexistence pacifique entre tous les peuples. La prévention des génocides à toutes les époques sera toujours la tâche des hommes justes qui peuvent faire la différence par leur exemple.


Declaration and Appeal on the Value of the Righteous of Humanity, Celebrated by Gariwo

On the occasion of this anniversary, on April 24, 2021, I cannot look away from the suffering of my people. Above all, today, I feel I draw new energy from the Day of the Righteous, which is celebrated yearly at the Garden of Monte Stella and in many other places in Italy and around the world. Other figures of the Righteous for Armenians and other peoples will be honored, thus giving us new reasons for hope. Read the Appeal by Pietro Kuciukian, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Italy


The Righteous are the Key to the Prevention of Genocide

The prevention of genocide is one of the most important challenges for our generation. The path indicated by the Righteous and by Raphael Lemkin represents a fundamental starting point to get out of this prehistory of barbarism in which some men, from the dawn of time until today, aim not only to kill, but also to erase entire peoples and cultures. This is a universal challenge, which must involve us all regardless of national or political affiliation, because a genocide – this must become a moral imperative – does not concern only the people who suffer it, but the whole of humanity.


Gariwo launches an appeal to have a female referee in the Italy-Turkey match

Gariwo launches an appeal to women and men in sport, sportspeople, and citizens to ask UEFA that a team of female referees referee the opening match of the European Championships.The match will be played only a few weeks after Erdoğan issued a decree (on March 20, 2021) annulling Turkey’s ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention. On March 12, 2012, Turkey was the first country to ratify the Convention.


Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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