Human Rights Museum Partners with Ukraine Memorial

By Sarah Klein

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights at The Forks (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Memorial in Commemoration of Famines’ Victims in Ukraine signed a memorandum of understanding this week to collaborate to promote human rights though education and example.

CMHR president and CEO, Stuart Murray, was in Ukraine for the announcement, saying the museum will strive to enhance understanding of human rights issues, not only in Canada, but internationally

“Working with excellent institutions like the Memorial is one way for us to meet this noble mandate,” Murray said. “By raising awareness of the Holodomor, the genocide-famine created by the Soviet Union in Ukraine in 1932-33, we hope to remind people the importance of breaking the silence on human rights issues.”

The museum is expected to open in 2013.