Kanyarwanda is an independent non-profit non-governmental organisation to promote and defend human rights and equality, and to fight injustice. It was the first local NGO in Rwanda to demand a full international investigation of the genocide.
Today, it campaigns for human rights and the rule of law, and delivers counselling, health and education, legal assistance and business development assistance to survivors and their relatives.
Kanyarwanda also manages Carvitore, the Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Repression.
Carvitore focuses on providing counselling and legal assistance, particularly in support of the Gaccaca trials, and offering a safe forum for women to come together to share their experiences in order to begin the healing process. It also offers health services, and funds homes for women who have been raped (and their children).
Survivors Fund SURF began working with Kanyarwanda in 2009 as a partner on our Foundation Rwanda programme, to support children born of rape through school, supporting 174 such children in primary school, and 263 children in secondary school.