‘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 »


Rwanda genocide: why the victims are not paid compensation Genocide is an irreparable crime, but financial reparations for survivors would help mend damage done and educate society By Jean Paul Mugiraneza in Nairobi, for Insights on Conflict Published in Guardian Professional, Tuesday … Continue Reading »


Jean Bosco Uwinkindi is the first suspect in a genocide case to be transferred from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania to the Rwandan national court system. The trial of the former Pentecostal pastor, who is … 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 »


On the international launch of Kwibuka20, Rwanda’s official campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Survivors Fund (SURF) and its partner organisations call on the international community to continue to address the ongoing … Continue Reading »


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 »

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 »

Reparative Justice

The issue of reparative justice, reconciliation and reintegration. From: Healing Fractured Lives: Reconciliation and reintegration in Rwanda by Aurélien Tobie with François Masabo for International Alert (September 2012). Justice is by far the most contentious issue within the reintegration context. It is … Continue Reading »


Genocide survivors to set up trust fund. by Edwin Musoni, The New Times. Genocide survivors are planning to establish an international trust fund that will draw finances from all over the world to help the vulnerable survivors of the 1994 … Continue Reading »