United Nations

“The international community failed Rwanda, and that must leave us always with a sense of bitter regret and abiding sorrow.  If the international community had acted promptly and with determination, it could have stopped most of the killing.  But the … Continue Reading »

Evaluation

Survivors Fund (SURF) is publishing here the independent evaluation report of the two-year HIV+ Survivors Integration Project (SIP) funded by Comic Relief. The evaluation assessed the impact of the project, which sought to extend holistic support through our two partner organisations AVEGA … Continue Reading »

The SURF Film

Survivors Fund (SURF) marked fifteen years of work at an event at Portcullis House in London earlier this month. A short film which we post below highlights our work to date, as well as some of the challenges and opportunities for our work … Continue Reading »

Sentences

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) today sentenced, Augustin Ngirabatware, a former government minister in Rwanda, to 35 years in prison for crimes committed during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. He is the last person to be tried by … Continue Reading »

Human Rights Day

A guest post by Albert Gasake, Legal Advocacy Coordinator of Survivors Fund on reflections on Article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the right to effective remedy for survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda to … Continue Reading »

15th Anniversary

On Wednesday, Survivors Fund (SURF) marked fifteen years of work. At an event at Portcullis House in London, SURF’s Director, David Russell, spoke on the achievements of the work of the organisation to date, as well as plans for the work … Continue Reading »

Vocational Training

In an address to the membership of AERG, President Paul Kagame stated that for Rwanda to achieve its development goals and be more competitive, the youth must embrace technical and vocational training. President Kagame was speaking at the close of … Continue Reading »

Fifteen years

Survivors Fund (SURF) works to support survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. It is marking its 15th Anniversary with a public event at Portcullis House on 5th December. From July 1994, in the immediate aftermath of … Continue Reading »

Right

IBUKA, the national umbrella association of 15 survivor’s organisations in Rwanda, in partnership with Survivors Fund (SURF) and REDRESS, have submitted a discussion paper to the President of the Republic of Rwanda which sets out recommendations for reparation for survivors … Continue Reading »

Big Lottery Fund

Survivors Fund (SURF) is proud to announce it has secured a three year grant of £498,632 for the Genocide Widows Empowerment Project (GWEP) from the International Communities Programme of the Big Lottery Fund. GWEP will transform the lives of widowed … Continue Reading »