Mark Pawsey is the MP for Rugby. On the 20th anniversary of the Genocide he reflects on his experience of visiting Rwanda with the Conservative Party’s Project Umubano, a charity supporting development in the country. He also explores the use of...
Young journalist Valentine Mauray joined a trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Sachenhausen and Oranienburg camps as part of a project organised by Maximilian Kolbe Werk, a German association supporting and raising awareness of the experience of camp...
Rt Hon Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale is a former First Minister of Scotland and now a Labour life peer in the House of Lords. Since leaving his office in 2007, he has been focusing his work tackling poverty in Africa as Gordon Brown's...
This Sunday – 27 April – marks Yom HaShoah, a day of commemoration for the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. You are probably thinking that this sounds very similar to Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), which is held every year on 27 January,...
David Belton worked as a producer at BBC Newsnight and was one of the first international journalists in Rwanda during the Genocide in May 1994.  To mark Rwanda 20 and the launch of his book When the hills ask for your blood he provides a...
Author: David Belton Doubleday, London 2014 When the hills ask for your blood, is a gripping memoir presenting three different stories and perspectives of the Genocide in Rwanda. That of a Bosnian Croat missionary priest, Vjeko Ćurić, who...
On Tuesday evening we joined a dynamic discussion event at The Wiener Library, facilitated by Women for Rwanda, about understanding of the Genocide in Rwanda.  We explored how our understanding of the Genocide had been formed, from...
‘Why did I survive? Perhaps I survived to keep the memory alive.’ – Holocaust survivor Iby Knill read her poem I Was There at the reception.Yesterday we launched the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 to an audience of MPs, genocide survivors and...
7 April 2014 begins a 100-day period of commemoration, which marks 20 years since the Genocide in Rwanda.  On 6 April 1994, the presidential plane was shot down in Kigali, Rwanda, killing the Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi and igniting...
16 young people from all over the UK came together in London yesterday for the first HMD Youth Champion Conference.  Long-standing HMD Youth Champions were joined by young people interested in finding out what they can do for HMD for the first...