Reparation Update

In an address to the United Nations Security Council on 5th June 2014, the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Judge Vagn Joensen, reported on the current status of the completion strategy for the ICTR, which includes … Continue Reading »

Children of rape

Lindsey Hilsum in today’s Observer writes of  the extraordinary testimony of women who were raped during the genocide in Rwanda twenty years ago – and of the children born as a result. Survivors Fund (SURF), with our US partner, Foundation Rwanda, have been … Continue Reading »

Archives

The UK government has pledged £2.5 million to Aegis Trust’s Genocide Research and Reconciliation Programme in Rwanda. Survivors Fund (SURF) applauds this commitment towards the preservation of the memory of the genocide. In March 2014, SURF transferred ownership of the … Continue Reading »

MPs Debate

Jeremy Lefroy, MP for Stafford, calls to remember survivors and highlights the importance of reparation and justice in yesterday’s UK Parliamentary backbench business debate, agreeing on a motion related to the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The full debate … Continue Reading »

Alain and Dafroza Gauthier

Gauthier & Justice

Alain Gauthier, President of the The French Collective of Civil Parties for Rwanda (CPCR), speaks to SURF about the historical importance of the first trial of a genocide suspect living on French soil  in February 2014 – that of Pascal … Continue Reading »

Testimony

‘I saw armed gang murder my family’. From: BBC News Magazine. Rwanda is holding a week of official mourning to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s genocide. On 6 April 1994, a plane carrying then-President Juvenal Habyarimana – a … Continue Reading »

Twenty Years On

On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, Survivors Fund (SURF) and survivor-led NGOs in Rwanda see that, despite significant progress in transforming lives and bringing sustainable change for many, support is still critically needed by tens … Continue Reading »

Appeal

‘Once in a generation’ chance to secure Rwanda genocide reparations. An appeal has been made to the international community to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by backing reparations for survivors. By Daniel Nelson, OneWorld.  The then UN … Continue Reading »

UK kwibuka20

On Wednesday 26th March, SURF Vice-Chair, Alphonsine Kabagabo, spoke at the UK Kwibuka20 Global Conversations commemoration event at the Houses of Parliament. Her full speech is available online here, though we paste below an extract: I speak to you first and … Continue Reading »

FARG Audit

The Rwandan Auditor General has identified numerous irregularities in the management and delivery of the Government Assistance Fund for Vulnerable Survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi (FARG). FARG was established in 1998 to provide assistance to vulnerable genocide survivors, … Continue Reading »