1994-2018! Can you believe it's 24 years already? Yes, 24 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 my both parents, my 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 5 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. In recognizing this, members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) passed a resolution yesterday officially […]
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 Human Rights Corner, a genocide prevention programme in 2007/Photo©Africa Renewal/Bo Li Almost two decades after the […]
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 ago, Rwanda was torn apart by a great evil,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “Today, […]
“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 have stopped most of the killing. But the political will was not there, nor were the […]
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 of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda for which the Government of Rwanda does not […]