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MHRMI and United Macedonians Contribute to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

December 17, 2009

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Canadian Museum for Human RightsMacedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) - Press Release

Toronto, Canada - Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) and the United Macedonians Organization of Canada (UM) participated at the December 1, 2009 roundtable discussion organized by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The goal of this meeting was to help develop content and exhibits for the new Museum, due to open in Winnipeg in 2012.

MHRMI and UM contributed numerous examples of oppression against Macedonians, both past and present. A focus was put on current human rights abuses against ethnic Macedonians by Greece and Bulgaria, in an attempt to raise international attention and according to the Museum's mandate, inspire a commitment to "taking action against hate and oppression".

MHRMI and UM specifically asked that:

1. Current and lesser known human rights abuses be highlighted
2. So-called "Western nations" be exposed for abusing their minorities' rights
3. Countries who are signatories to international human rights treaties be forced to abide by them.

To contribute your story to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, or to donate or become a member
of our organizations, please see our contact information below.


Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has been active on human and national rights issues for Macedonians and other oppressed peoples since 1986. For more information, please visit, or contact MHRMI at 416-850-7125, or

The United Macedonians Organization of Canada is the oldest and largest Macedonian national and cultural organization in the diaspora. Our mission is to promote national unity of Macedonians worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 416-490-0181. *Please note: The United Macedonians Organization of Canada, founded in 1959, is not affiliated with the "United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD)" which was founded in 2004.

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