Noam Schimmel Article

The Tutsi and Jewish Experience

In a new paper in the Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Noam Schimmel writes on “Personal Reflections on Shared Identity and Contemporary Relationships of Mutual Support and Intersectional Solidarity of Rwandan Tutsi and Jewish Human Rights Advocates”: This article … Continue Reading »

Anastasie Mukayiranga weaving a traditional basket (The New Times)

Craft-making

By Lydia Atieno, The New Times After the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Beatrice Bazayirwa was left with injuries that affected her arms, making them weak to a point where she can’t do any strenuous work. Bazayirwa, who is 59-years-old, … Continue Reading »

And I Live On

And I Live On

There are many good books on the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, though not that many which feature testimonies of the survivors. Survivors Fund (SURF) self-published Survival Against the Odds, and the founder of our partner organisation Foundation Rwanda, … Continue Reading »

Nyamata Genocide Memorial in Bugesera

Survivor’s Mental Health

By Nasra Bishumba, The New Times A collaborative report released on Thursday, September 2 has revealed that while 44 percent of the survivors aged over 45 years experience recurrent depression, 22 percent of the perpetrators who have served their sentence … Continue Reading »

Kiziguro Memorial 2021

Kiziguro Memorial

By Jean de Dieu Nsabimana, The New Times Genocide survivors and the leadership of Gatsibo District on Saturday, August 29 laid to rest 5,269 victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, in the upgraded memorial site of Kiziguro. Many of … Continue Reading »

Foundation Rwanda

Foundation Rwanda

Continuing our series of articles from our Annual Report 2019/20, we outline here our work on our Foundation Rwanda programme. Through funding from Foundation Rwanda, Survivors Fund (SURF) is currently addressing the education and counselling needs of young people conceived … Continue Reading »

Linda Melvern

Moral Equivalence

A guest post from Linda Melvern from her article The Story of Genocide Denial in Rwanda from the Journal of International Peacekeeping Since the very beginning of the Rwandan Genocide of the Tutsis in 1994, members of Hutu Power, the … Continue Reading »