Legal Aid

Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with Redress, has launched a new legal aid project in Rwanda. With four of our partner organisations – IBUKA, AVEGA, AERG and Solace Ministries – we have recruited interns (all of which are current or … Continue Reading »

Lantos Prize

Rwandan survivors of the genocide are calling for the immediate withdrawal of the proposed award of the Lantos Prize to Paul Rusesabagina. In a letter to Annette Lantos, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Lantos Prize for Human Rights and Justice, … Continue Reading »

Reparation

For the previous year, Survivors Fund (SURF) has been working with REDRESS on a coordinated project focused on securing reparation for survivors of the Rwanda genocide. In a brilliant piece in Pambazuka News, Juergen Schurr, legal advisor at REDRESS, writes … Continue Reading »

Shelter

The Auditor General in Rwanda this week reported that funds utilised by the Government Assistance Fund for Survivors (FARG) for the construction of shelter is “not worth the amount of money spent“. Between 2006-2008 alone, 6 billion Rwandan Francs (approximately … Continue Reading »

National Social Protection Strategy

Last week, SURF’s partner organisations had the opportunity to meet and question the Right Honourable Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development on the policy of the UK Department for International Development. In preparing for that meeting, we discussed … Continue Reading »

G.S. Remerarukoma Girls Football Team

Kicking Out GBV

A remarkable girls football team, G.S Remerarukoma, which was established by students from the district of Kamonyi to raise awareness of and fight gender based violence (GBV) in the community, is hoping to fulfil a dream of a lifetime and … Continue Reading »

50 Campaigns

Campaigning

50 Campaigns to Shout About by Ellie Levenson is a true call to action! The book highlights memorable campaigns that have succeeded in delivering change, as well as provides tools and resources to those planning and hoping to effectively make … Continue Reading »