When we remind ourselves of the unthinkable so that we never forget.

We all react with fear at the news of increasing acts of hatred. When (if ever) will it end? And how? It seems that as soon as one atrocity is over, another begins. With so many different people - and so many conflicting beliefs - is peace even a possibility?

In the past century alone, there have been at least eight well-documented genocides. Millions have been brutally tortured and murdered. Whole communities have been destroyed, families decimated, and hope, all but lost.

Still, whether the issue is religion, politics, gender or sexual orientation - or another "unacceptable" difference - hatred is hatred. It’s ugly, inhuman, tragic, and it has to stop. We can no longer plead ignorance. Nor can we remain “innocent” bystanders and witnesses to genocide. Knowing about these acts and doing nothing makes us all guilty.

What you can do

These are some of the human rights organizations that are truly making a difference. Please explore to learn more about how they’re helping. And perhaps, how you can too.

UN Rule of Law and Human Rights

The rule of law and human rights are two sides of the same principle, the freedom to live in dignity.

March of the Living

The March of the Living is a two week educational experience that takes place in Poland and Israel.  Hundreds of Canadian students each year mark two of the most important dates in Jewish History.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.

World Jewish Congress

The World Jewish Congress is the international organization that represents Jewish communities and organizations in 100 countries around the world.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups.

Genocide Watch

Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder.

Physicians for Human Rights

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) uses medicine and science to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.

Human Rights Foundation

Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies.

Simon Wiesenthal Centre

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global human rights organization researching the Holocaust and hate in a historic and contemporary context.