1994-2021! Can you believe it's 27 years already? Yes, 27 years have now passed since the start of Genocide against the Tutsi in which an estimated one million women, men, and children were brutally massacred. Of them were both my parents, three sisters and countless members of my extended family. I survived. Like most of you readers, i ask myself what to do with this bonus gift of life? Well, that is a question!
In an attempt to add some meaning to my survival, I created this blog 6 years ago to serve as a space for reflection on justice and memory after this tragedy.
A new short film on the Untold Stories of the survivors of the Rwanda genocide to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2011.
East African Legislative Assembly Passes a Resolution Supporting Survivors Call for a Trust Fund to provide reparations
Reparation, a long awaited “dossier” for survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi, continues to be an issue of concern not only for post-genocide Rwanda but also for the sub-region as a whole. […]
A New York-based human rights activist, Jacqueline Murekatete Calls for an international Trust Fund for the survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi
First published as Rwanda: Genocide wounds take time to heal, 10th April 2013: http://www.theafricareport.com/East-Horn-Africa/rwanda-genocide-wounds-take-time-to-heal.html by Jocelyne Sambira. No changes have been made to alter the original text. Jacqueline Murekatete launched Jacqueline’s […]
Last Sunday, President Barack Obama marked the 19th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. The President stated that the United States, “grieves with the Rwandan people” who survived the killings. “Nineteen years […]
“The international community failed Rwanda, and that must leave us always with a sense of bitter regret and abiding sorrow. If the international community had acted promptly and with determination, it could […]
A snapshot on a Possible International Trust Fund for the Survivors of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda
2014 is the twentieth anniversary of the genocide, and will mark the closure of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). This presents a unique opportunity to deliver reparation to survivors […]
No one enjoys to be dependent on hand-outs, and as such our focus is providing the tools and resources to provide a hand-up to genocide survivors to enable them to rebuild their […]
The International Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is now closing down after nearly 20 years of business, and continues to be subject to unprecedented criticisms. Since its establishment in 1994, it has consistently […]
Reflections on Article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the right to effective remedy for survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda to mark Human Rights Day
Yesterday marked the 64th anniversary of the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which Human Rights Day marks each year on 10th December. The UDHR came into […]
On CNBC Meets, which aired on March 20th, 2013, the former United States President, Bill Clinton, publicly expressed regret for the second time on the US failure to stop the 1994 Tutsi […]
This blog is designed to centralize and disseminate information regarding reparations for the survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.