Support

Support

Support of the survivors of the genocide comes in many forms. As we approach the anniversary of the genocide this week, we offer our support in the forms of thoughts and prayers for the survivors at this challenging time. Seventeen … Continue Reading »

Commemoration Participants

Seventeen years on

Next week is the start of the commemoration of the anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda in which one million Tutsis, and a number of moderate Hutus, were targeted and killed in just one hundred days from April to July … Continue Reading »

Holocaust Memorial Day

HMD 2011

Next week, on Thursday 27th January, is Holocaust Memorial Day. Survivors Fund (SURF) has supported the commemoration since it was inaugurated in 2001. SURF played a leading role in the national event of HMD 2004 in Belfast with the theme … Continue Reading »

Rwanda After Genocide

Rwanda After Genocide

Yesterday marked the UK broadcast premiere of Deborah Scranton‘s remarkable film, Rwanda After Genocide. The film which premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival under the title Earth Made of Glass, tells the story of Jean-Pierre Sagahutu and his … Continue Reading »

Fighting Genocide Denial

Over recent months, there has been a number of articles on the prevalence and politics of genocide denial, both in Rwanda as well as internationally too. Survivors Fund (SURF) along with its partner organisations strives to raise awareness of the genocide … Continue Reading »

April

April is a difficult month for survivors. It marks the anniversary of the genocide, and the beginning of the period of mourning which runs until July. In both Rwanda and the UK, there are a number of commemorations to mark … Continue Reading »

Pledge of support

A number of events have marked the 16th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide this week. At Southwark Cathedral, addresses were given by Linda Melvern and the new Rwandan High Commissioner to the UK, Ernest Rwamucyo, at a commemoration organised by the … Continue Reading »

Commemoration

April 7th marks the 16th Anniversary of the start of the genocide in Rwanda, in which one million Tutsi and a number of moderate Hutu sympathisers were killed. Through the support of Awards for All of the Big Lottery Fund, … Continue Reading »

Post from Rwanda

Post from Rwanda

SURF is currently undergoing an evaluation of its work by Comic Relief, our first and to date largest funder. The evaluation is assessing the impact of nine projects Comic Relief has funded since our partnership began in 1997. The efforts … Continue Reading »

A Visit to Rwanda

A Visit to Rwanda

The past 3 weeks in Rwanda have been a happy time, and a sad time. Attending the graduation of the 12 students SURF has sponsored through UNILAK was a happy time. Attending the funeral of the parents of our Co-Chair, … Continue Reading »