In previous posts I have addressed the issue of forgiveness in Rwanda, but I wanted to post again following a superb lecture I attended yesterday by Archbishop Desmond Tutu on “Is violence ever justified?” The lecture was followed by a panel … Continue Reading »

Speaking Out

Speaking out

I was fortunate to undertake a course whilst studying at New York University with Irshad Manji, Founder of the Moral Courage Project. Moral Courage is “the willingness to speak truth to power and risk backlash for a greater good.” There … Continue Reading »


There are two pieces of news that I share with you, both an acknowledgement of the work of SURF and our partners. At the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations last month, a resolution was adopted calling for the … Continue Reading »

The challenge of communications

The challenge of communications

The arrest of Idelphonse Nizeyimana, a leading genocidaire, accused of killing thousands of Tutsis in the 1994 genocide – including Queen Rosalie Gicanda – was announced today. Survivors Fund is often asked to comment on such news stories, which presents … Continue Reading »

Justice for survivors

Christine Stansell in The New Republic this week published a very powerful essay on Rwanda – The Aftermath and After. The foundation of the article is built on a review of The Strategy of Antelopes by Jean Hatzfeld (published in … Continue Reading »

SURF calls on UN to support survivors

SURF calls on UN to support survivors

Survivors Fund (SURF) yesterday staged a Reading of the Testimonies of survivors of the Rwandan genocide at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Testimonies, included those collected by SURF partners, Foundation Rwanda and Msaada, were read by members of the British public to … Continue Reading »

Survivors and justice

Justice for survivors of the Rwandan genocide remains a priority for SURF. Our programme agenda is determined by our partners, local survivors’ organisations, and the issue that is most pressing for them – and thus for us – is justice. … Continue Reading »