Did you know that six different genocides have major anniversaries in the month of April? Commemorations of events including the Holocaust as well as events in Armenia, Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur all happen in April. In an effort to honor the victims and survivors of past genocides and to prevent future atrocities, a group of anti-genocide advocates along with genocide survivors and their families will push for an official observation of April as Genocide Prevention Month. The hope is to commemorate the past and in doing so build a better, more peaceful future.
Learn more about April 2009 as Genocide Prevention Month.