Posted: December 10, 2021
Written by: Genocide Survivors Foundation
On December 10 – Human Rights Day – the founder of Genocide Survivors Foundation, Jacqueline Murekatete, was honored to receive two human rights awards. Murekatete was recognized for her work in genocide prevention and human rights with our organization. Human Rights Day marks the day that the United Nationals General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. It is is observed annually on December 10th.
Organized by New York City Manhattan Borough and Arts4allFoundation, the award ceremony honored distinguished New Yorkers who made significant contributions in the area of human rights both in New York City and around the world.
Our founder Jacqueline Murekatete received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. She was also named Human Rights Leader of the Year by Arts4All Foundation.
As part of the ceremony, Murekatete spoke about the ongoing and alarming increase in racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and all forms of extremism – both in the U.S. and around the world. She emphasized the need for each of us to work toward a world of tolerance and respect for the basic human rights of all people. Murekatete spoke of her hopes for a world where no one is discriminated against, persecuted, or even worse, murdered simply because of who they are or what they believe.« Back to News + Blog