First Lady Jeannette Kagame with other officials during celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Association of Widows of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi (AVEGA) on Sunday. (The New Times)

AVEGA at 25

By Hudson Kuteesa, The New Times The First Lady, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame on Sunday, February 23, told men and women that were widowed as a result of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that their lives are an example of resilience … Continue Reading »

Daphrose outside her home in 2009, funded by Survivors Fund (SURF)

Daphrose Mukangarambe

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Daphrose Mukangarambe, aged 57 years old. Daphrose died last week after a long struggle with liver disease. Daphrose was truly an inspiration, and one of the first survivors interviewed … Continue Reading »

Abishizehamwe

Abishizehamwe

Survivors Fund (SURF) works in partnership with AVEGA Agahozo to provide support to genocide widows in the Southern Province of Rwanda through our HIV+ Survivors Empowerment Project which was funded through to March 2018 by Comic Relief and with the … Continue Reading »

Shelter

Shelter is still a big challenge for some survivors. Last week we visited a number of AVEGA members who have formed groups to do income generating projects. During the visit, we came a cross one of the members Cecile, who was denied … Continue Reading »

Redress

MPs urge CNLG to prioritize redress of challenges facing Genocide survivors. By Eugene Kwibuka, The New Times. Fighting trauma among Genocide survivors, finding proper homes and legal aid for them, as well as social support, are some of the critical … Continue Reading »