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 »

Bike Build

Twenty years ago on April 7th, 1994, an estimated 20,000 children were born as the result of rapes during the genocide in Rwanda, many of them to mothers who contracted HIV. Since 2007, Foundation Rwanda has worked to help educate … Continue Reading »

Come Together

A group of seven organisations, including Survivors Fund (SURF), representing and supporting survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, has called for increased support to the tens of thousands of vulnerable genocide survivors in Rwanda. The call has … Continue Reading »

New Year

Greetings to you all from me, Françoise Lemagnen, the incoming Chief Executive! I have just returned from an intensive and instructive few weeks in Rwanda meeting with the team and partners and most importantly with survivors across the country. I return … Continue Reading »

Good Gifts

The work of Survivors Fund (SURF) is featured in the Good Gifts Catalogue, which includes presents suitable for every occasion from birth to death and the fun bits in between. With over 200 unusual gifts to choose from, you’ll find … Continue Reading »

A Day in SURF

Guest post from David Russell, Director of Survivors Fund (SURF). In my post as Director of Survivors Fund (SURF), I travel to Rwanda three times a year. Each summer, I accompany the UK Conservative Party on Project Umubano, which is … 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 »

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 »


It is estimated that between five and twenty thousand women were raped and bore children of that rape during the genocide were born as a result of rape committed against Tutsi women during the genocide. Nineteen years hence and the … Continue Reading »


There are some weeks at Survivors Fund (SURF) which you wish you could just rewind, and hope they played out differently. Last week was one such week. Before attending the funeral of a good friend, and a good friend of … Continue Reading »