March 8 was officially recognized by the United Nations in 1975 as a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and is part of the UN annual campaign’s calendar since 1996
This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador.
For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The International Day also aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.
Through our network we promote a series of activities and projects that deal with the management and dissemination of memorial policies related to the main conflicts of the 20th century and other historic periods that have a public influence in the actuality.
Goals & Working Areas
The working program of the EUROM focuses on research, discussion and training, such as seminars and workshops, debates and educational activities, as well as on the creation and development of content to give voice to citizenship.
The European Observatory on Memories is a unique multidisciplinary and transversal network of partners that analyze, discuss and reflect on the remembrance policies in their countries, regions and continents.
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