International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

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2021 Date22 August 2021
2022 Date22 August 2022
International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief History

The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief is promoted by the United Nations General Assembly. This observance defends freedom of religion, opinion, belief, and the right of expression. Acts of violence discriminating religion or opinion occur daily around the world. The United Nations aims to raise awareness and encourage organizations and communities to promote events to defend the cause. The observance occurs every year on August 22nd.

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International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief Facts & Quotes

  • Articles 18-20 of the United Nations outline universal human rights. The articles state that, freedom of religion or belief, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to peaceful assembly and the right to freedom of association are interdependent, interrelated and mutually reinforcing.
  • According to the Pew Research Center, in 2018 there were reports of force used against religious or belief communities in 95 different countries.
  • According to stimson.org, the governments of China, Myanmar, and Turkey were responsible for more than 10,000 recorded incidents of force based on religion or belief in 2018. The governments of Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Rwanda, Syria, and Uzbekistan were also responsible for widespread force against religious minorities.

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International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief - References and Related Sites

UN: Victims of Religious Violence Day
www.stimson.org: Violence Based on Religion or Belief

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