As we approach the 25th Anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda next month, we are working hard at preparing for the commemoration in particular through our counselling programmes which ensure that survivors have access to support to help address the recurrence of trauma that can often be provoked at this time. Though our support for the AERG Legal and Counselling Helpline as well as Counselling Groups for Young Survivors we are helping to address the extensive trauma still affecting survivors today.
We will be planning to launch a campaign #25forSurvivors which will be calling on those in the international community to make a donation of 25 pounds, dollars or euros to provide the ongoing support still required by survivors 25 years on from the genocide. So if you do not already follow us on twitter or facebook, then please do so, and we will be sharing content through those channels – and any support that you can lend to amplify that message will be greatly appreciated.
A reminder for those in London of the screening of our new film, 25 Years On, which will be at Rich Mix on 11am, Sunday 7th April, the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. 25 Years On tells the story of the survivors, and the story of Survivors Fund and our local partner organisations, which, with your support, are making a real difference in their lives. Tickets are free and can be booked here.
As a trailer for the film, we include here a message from our CEO Samuel Munderere, and Trustee Alphonsine Kabagabo, as to why support is still important for survivors 25 years on: