The CENTER FOR BANGLADESH GENOCIDE RESEARCH (CBGR) is an American institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of the history of 1971 genocide, and serves as Bangladesh's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the 1971.
The Genocide was the state-sponsored systematic persecution and annihilation of Bengalis by Pakistani occupation army and its collaborators between March 26 and December 16, 1971. Bengalis were the primary victims. Three million were murdered and ten million were refugees. More than 200,000 women were raped. Political dissidents also suffered grievous oppression and death under the rule by the occupation army.
The Center's primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its people to reflect upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the events of the Crimes against Humanity as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.
The Center strives to broaden public understanding of the history of the Genocide through multifaceted programs: exhibitions; research and publication; collecting and preserving material evidences, art and artifacts related to the Crime Against Humanity as Days of Remembrance; distribution of education materials and a variety of public programming designed to enhance understanding of the Genocide and related issues, including those of contemporary significance.
Please contact CBGR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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