March 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Posted on:25 Mar 2016 16:09:56
March 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
25 March 2016 Current Affairs: Every year 25th March is being observed as International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Significance of the day: It honours and remembers those who suffered and died as a consequence of the transatlantic slave trade. It also aims at raising awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice Transatlantic slave trade which had taken place over the span 400 years is considered as the worst violation of human rights in history in which more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims. 2016 Theme: “Remember Slavery: Celebrating the Heritage and Culture of the African Diaspora and its Roots”. It draws attention to the rich African traditions and culture that have impacted life in countries which were involved in the slave trade. It also marks the major contributions African diaspora in all aspects of life in these countries. It also highlights the cultural linkages that exist among people of African descent throughout the world.The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had declared 25 March as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade by adopting a resolution in 2007. It was first observed in 2008 with the theme “Breaking the Silence, Lest We Forget”. Since then it is observed every year.

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