The Rwandan case: is it possible to truly compensate victims of genocide? Jean-Paul Mugiraneza discusses why the victims of the Tutsi Genocide- one of the worst incidences of mass killing in the 20th century- are still struggling to receive financial … Continue Reading »


The National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) has recently released an important piece of research on the psychosocial situation of orphaned youth survivors. 19 years on from the genocide against the Tutsi, many survivors continue to face challenges … Continue Reading »


Speech delivered by Alex Mugabo, Programme Manager of Survivors Fund (SURF Rwanda) on AVEGA’s 15th Annual National Congress. On behalf of AVEGA’s partners, and on behalf of Survivors Fund, I greet you all. From the outset, let me begin by thanking … Continue Reading »

I have a dream

A guest post by Albert Gasake, Legal Advocacy Coordinator of Survivors Fund on a survivor’s reflection on the “I have a dream” speech. Today, August 28th, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous speech of Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) … Continue Reading »


Children from Genocide rape to get FARG assistance. Jean Damascène Niyitegeka, The Rwanda Focus. 12th August 2013. The repercussions of 1994 Genocide that killed more than a million peo­ple are still felt in countless ways today. Some of the survivors … Continue Reading »


Today marked the finale of Project Umubano, with two sessions as the culmination of our community and business projects. In the morning, an array of SURF’s partner organisations pitched their projects to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide to … Continue Reading »


Survivors Fund (SURF) is proud to announce the launch of its first television advertising spot. The spot has been developed in response to an opportunity to secure free advertising space on an array of digital channels over the summer months. … Continue Reading »

ICTR Demonstration


At a Roundtable Discussion in Kigali on Friday, IBUKA (National Association of Survivor’s Organisations) and the Rwanda Civil Society Platform (RCSP) signed the Joint Declaration on the Rights to Reparation for Survivors of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The Joint Declaration … Continue Reading »

Annual Report

Survivors Fund (SURF) is proud to publish here our Annual Report 2012/13. The report provides a summary of our work over the past year, as well as preview of our plans for our work ahead. We celebrate our successes and … Continue Reading »


When I succeeded the founder of Survivors Fund (SURF), Mary Kayitesi Blewitt OBE, as the second director of the charity, I did not think that I would still be in post over four years later. After many years as a consultant, … Continue Reading »