Part two of this series will explore this process; looking at what has been achieved, what needs to happen, and how you too can join in the fight for recognition.
Author: Aisling C. Walsh
Aisling Walsh has an MA in Human Rights, with a specialized interest in genocide prevention. After moving to Toronto from Ireland to develop her human rights career, she now contributes to SGN by writing about various issues concerning genocide studies and prevention. She is also Deputy Director of Policy for STAND Canada, another genocide prevention group based in Toronto. Other examples of her work can be found on her website.
When the words “Germany” and “genocide” are put together, most of us inevitability, and understandably, think of the Holocaust. However, few of us associate those words with Germany’s presence in Namibia.
For the past decade, reports of widespread violence in Nigeria have often been attributed to one of the most notorious terrorist groups in the world: Boko Haram.