A chorus of voices from the Democratic Republic of Congo rang out at the Manitoba Legislature Wednesday.
The event, 'Remembering the Unspoken Genocide, was to raise awareness of the violence that continues in the troubled country.
Four women who escaped the violence in eastern Congo sang a song that called for an end to the war and the violence.
Organizer Junior Kwilu said more than seven million Congolese people have been killed, and women and girls are still being raped.
"After the war they experienced the holocaust, we promised that such atrocities will never happen again. And then seeing this kind of genocide keep going, it's just not acceptable," he said. "And we hope as a community, as an international community, we can bring a stop to it."
The group said hundreds of refugees from the D.R.C. are grateful to Manitoba for giving them the chance to start new lives.