The lessons of Rwanda seem lost on Canadians

We funded, educated and then sheltered the man who gave the Rwandan genocide its intellectual impetus. Will we make the same mistakes in Mali?

The lessons of Rwanda seem lost on Canadians
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We funded, educated and then sheltered the man who gave the Rwandan genocide its intellectual impetus. Will we make the same mistakes in Mali?

Stepping beyond stereotypes to right wrongs

The key is to focus on acceptable and unacceptable actions, not the ethnicity or gender of the actor

Stepping beyond stereotypes to right wrongs
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The key is to focus on acceptable and unacceptable actions, not the ethnicity or gender of the actor

Was Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe always a thug?

It’s hard to know for sure, but one can safely say that, once ensconced in power, thuggery came easily to him

Was Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe always a thug?
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It’s hard to know for sure, but one can safely say that, once ensconced in power, thuggery came easily to him

Raphael Lemkin: the man who coined the word genocide

Lemkin lobbied tirelessly for the United Nations to adopt a definition of the word genocide

Raphael Lemkin: the man who coined the word genocide
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Lemkin lobbied tirelessly for the United Nations to adopt a definition of the word genocide

Was the Ukrainian Red Famine genocide or incompetence?

Historians are divided on Josef Stalin’s intent in the Ukraine that resulted in millions of deaths. Anne Applebaum’s new book has revived the dispute

Was the Ukrainian Red Famine genocide or incompetence?
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Historians are divided on Josef Stalin’s intent in the Ukraine that resulted in millions of deaths. Anne Applebaum’s new book has revived the dispute

Irena Sendler’s remarkable courage should inspire us all

As a member of the Polish underground in Warsaw, Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis because she had the courage to follow her convictions

Irena Sendler’s remarkable courage should inspire us all
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CHIDIAC: As a member of the Polish underground in Warsaw, Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis because she had the courage to follow her convictions

Never again: the social imperative to stop genocide

History shows that we can act to put an end to these crimes and even prevent them, yet far too often, our lack of action allows them to happen

Never again: the social imperative to stop genocide
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CHIDIAC: History shows that we can act to put an end to these crimes and even prevent them, yet far too often, our lack of action allows them to happen

Marching toward a world without genocide

Studying genocide helps give a voice to the victims, listening to survivors validates and empowers them. We are changed in the process

Marching toward a world without genocide
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CHIDIAC: Studying genocide helps give a voice to the victims, listening to survivors validates and empowers them. We are changed in the process

Elie Wiesel left the world a better place than he found it

The best way we can honour this great man is to continue his mission to bear witness and make the world free from genocide

Elie Wiesel left the world a better place than he found it
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CHIDIAC: The best way we can honour this great man is to continue his mission to bear witness and make the world free from genocide