March 25th is set aside by the United Nations (UN) in recognition of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
The day honours those who perished because of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade which remains one of the darkest chapters in human history, characterized by cruelty, exploitation, and dehumanization on an unprecedented scale.
As we reflect on the impact of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, we must also recognize the resilience and strength of the survivors and their descendants. Their stories of perseverance and resistance inspire us to confront the legacy of slavery and strive for a more just and equitable future.
The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) reaffirms its commitment to promoting understanding, reconciliation, and healing in our society. Through education, dialogue, and commemorative events like this, we honour the memory of the victims and reaffirm our collective resolve to combat racism, discrimination, and all forms of oppression.
As we observe this International Day of Remembrance, let us also recognize the importance of addressing the consequences of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. By acknowledging the past and working together towards reparative justice, we can honor the memory of the victims and ensure that their sacrifices are never forgotten.

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