Hidden Genocide - An Exhibition

Presenter/s: Hidden Genocide - An Exhibition

Event type: Exhibition

Event date: Monday, 21 June 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Event venue: Dame Enid Lyons Alcove, The Parliament, Parliament Drive, Canberra, ACT 2600

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Unmasking the Hidden Genocide in the Tigray region of Ethiopia through a collection of videos and photos.

Imagine there was a state election in Queensland, and Scott Morison didn't want the election to go ahead. But Queensland went ahead regardless. In response Scott Morrison ordered the federal army to invade the state, imposed state-wide communication, energy, water, banking and internet blackout. He also enlisted the whole Indonesian army and NSW army in the war on Queensland. This is not ordinary war the invaders were also instructed to try to eradicate every male over the age of seven, rape any females aged eight to ninety.

You would think you would hear about this, right?

This is what is happening in Tigray, Ethiopia's northern region. It’s been 7 months now and over 150,000 civilians have been slaughtered, an estimated 200,000 girls and women have been brutally raped, over 1,000,000 people have been internally displaced, and 5,000,000 (2,300,000 children) people are at the risk of starvation. That is 90 percent of the total population of Tigray.

This exhibition will feature critical documentation and victim testimony to expose the scope and severity of the atrocities perpetrated against the Tigrayan population by their own government and international forces. Please come hear their stories and learn about their region's beauty and history.

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