Rwanda

During the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, some 800,000 people – predominantly Tutsis – were killed in the course of 100 days, following the killing of Rwanda’s president, Juvenal Habyarimana, whose plane was shot down over Kigali airport on 6th April 1994.

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GCCT Members from Rwanda

1) Never Again Rwanda

Never Again Rwanda (NAR) is a human rights and peace-building organization that was established in response to the 1994 Tutsi Genocide. Even as a post-genocide society, divisions continue to exist between young Rwandans. Through participation in clubs and associations as well as various programs and projects, NAR engages with young people’s intellect and ideas, develop their capacity as leaders, and empower them to positively contribute to building sustainable peace in their communities and nation. Read more…

 

2) Ukuri Kuganze Association

The Ukuri Kuganze Association (‘Let Truth Prevail’) was established in 2003 by Didas Kayinamura; a self-confessed genocide perpetrator and former prisoner, who was released through a presidential decree. The Association is today comprised of both survivors and perpetrators of genocide, as well as refugees from 1994 and families with members or neighbours in prison because of their involvement in genocide. All are committed to speaking the truth about what happened in Rwanda, thereby bringing people together and helping to restore trust. Read more…

 

Children who fled the fighting in Rwanda rest in Ndosha camp in Goma (UN Photo/John Isaac)

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