Universal Peace Federation – UK
Genocides and Crimes Against Humanity
6.30pm start (refreshments served at 6.00 pm), Thursday 28th, April, 2016
43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA.
101st Anniversary of Armenian Genocide
42nd Year of Kurdish Genocide at the University of Sulaymaniyah in Qaladze
Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Opening remarks Margaret Keverian Ali: Director, UPF
Dr Garen Arevian: Campaign for the Recognition of the Armenian Genocide (CRAG)
Slideshow of the Victims of the War
Dr. Safer Hassan: Sheffield University
Mrs Freshta Raper
Khalid Asinger from Nawandi Qaladze
Dr Margaret Owen: Widows for Peace Through Democracy (TBC)
Mrs Charlotte Simon: Founder of Mothers of Congo from the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Closing Remarks Robin Marsh: Secretary General, UPF
In the last year or so we have heard a number of instances of ethnic cleansing. Black clad ISIL fighters executing orange clad prisoners. Massacres of people who are not Sunni-Muslims in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and now Libya. The consequences of those tragic incidents last beyond the generations living at the time. The desire for revenge and the inherited hatred take considerable effort to resolve. Heartfelt reconciliation efforts over many years are required to overcome the bitterness created in relatively short periods of inhuman brutality. The denial of responsibility can delay this reconciliation progress considerably.
This year is the 101st anniversary of the Armenian genocide. This has always been denied by Turkey. It has been an unresolved hurt that is thought by some to have inspired other dictators since that they can oppress minority communities others with impunity. Please join us to understand the past better so that we can face the present and future with more clarity. We have speakers from the Armenian community, the Kurdish community and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kindly RSVP to let us know you are coming. We look forward to seeing you again.
Margaret Keverian Ali: Director, Mobile: 07723024750
Robin Marsh: Secretary General, Mobile: 07956210768
UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
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