A guest post by Lindsey Hilsum, Patron of Survivors Fund (SURF). It is the season of remembrance. On Saturday May 5th I went to the Sainte Famille Church in central Kigali to meet a group of some 200 genocide survivors who were heading to eastern Rwanda to commemorate […]
1994-2018! Can you believe it's 25 years already? Yes, 25 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.
In this article Albert Gasake, the Legal Advocacy Coordinator at SURF and Justice Commissioner at GAERG, explores the problems that persist for survivors in obtaining adequate and meaningful compensation for material assets that were lost during and as a result of the genocide. The failings of the Gacaca […]
“How could we have gone in there (Rwanda) and stopped that slaughter?” Senator McCain By Immaculee Kayitare Senator John McCain speaks at Robinson Exhibition Hall on Friday April 12, 2013. During his visit on Friday 12th, April 2013 at the University of Arkansas, Clinton School of Public Service, […]
For survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi nearly 2 decades on, Remembrance of this tragedy is no longer just a one-off event. It has become a lifestyle and an integral component of their raison d’être. Reparation which is the central topic of our blog is certainly one […]
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 […]