genocide is the systematic destruction of a group of people people are targeted and killed …
… not for what they have done but for who they are
genocide happens when power falls… … into the wrong person’s hands
… and this person has evil plans for the future
DID YOU KNOW ?
in the 20th century … … there were over a dozen genocides that occurred around the world genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide genocide
1904 Namibia 60,000 1915 Armenia 1.5 million 1932 Ukraine 7 million 1940s The Holocaust 6 million 1975 Cambodia 2 million 1982 Guatemala 10,000+ 1994 Rwanda 800,000+ 1995 Bosnia 8,000 2003-Present Sudan 500,000+ Genocide in the 20th Century: DEATH TOLLS
the crime of genocide is responsible for killing over 20,000,000 people
genocide is a global issue in our world
despite this fact, many people still do not know what genocide is ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
nor ways to prevent and stop genocide from happening
in 1948, the United Nations established genocide as an international crime , and all nations should “undertake to prevent and punish”
there are many different ways individuals can take action to prevent genocide raise money take action community involvement education promote awareness provide opportunities get involved volunteer prevention awareness provide resources promote awareness promote awareness community involvement take action education raise money get involved volunteer volunteer
these people started a fundraiser selling donuts to help Darfur refugees
these people started an educational program in their community teaching about genocide and global activism
and these students collected spare change at their school that was sent to help victims of genocide
do you still think it is impossible for ONE person to make a difference?
one more example…
in 2005, three high school students wanted to do something to help refugees in Darfur, Sudan
they began raising money in order to provide aid to refugees like this woman
to date, they have raised over $400,000 dollars this money is used by important organizations such as Doctors Without Borders
they also started their own website, Help Darfur Now