GAERG Eucharistic Mass

Mass in honour of wiped-out families

By Frank Ntarindwa, The New Times The Genocide Survivors’ Graduates Association (GAERG), in collaboration with Catholic members, organized a solemn Eucharistic Mass to pray for the 15,593 families who were completely wiped out during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. … Continue Reading »

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Due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, survivors were not able to commemorate the loss of their loved ones during the annual commemoration period. Because of the government’s stay-at-home and COVID-19 prevention measures, it was not possible … Continue Reading »

Members of GAERG and AERG during the celebration of the 20th Anniversary at Ntarama on March 4. Credit: The New Times

20 years of GAERG

From surviving to thriving: 20 years of GAERG empowering Genocide survivors, supporting Rwanda Patrick Nzabonimpa, The New Times For the past two decades, the Alumni of Genocide Survivors’ Students Association (GAERG) has been devoted to promoting resilience and providing assistance … Continue Reading »

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows

As part of the BBC 100 Women strand of programming, a new 25-minute documentary, Out of the Shadows: Born from Rape has been made available on BBC iPlayer. It follows Sammy Woodhouse on a journey of discovery to meet other … Continue Reading »

Hate Radio

Hate Radio

Can words kill? Can a radio broadcast fuel massacres? How susceptible are we to media manipulation?  Rwanda, 1994. A radio broadcast sparks the most brutal genocide since the end of the Cold War. Rwandan society is swept away by the … Continue Reading »



Today, Friday 7th April 2023, marks the start of kwibuka 29 (the 29th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda) and the commemoration of the UN International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi … Continue Reading »


Good Gifts – Beekeeping

The support from Good Gifts through the Charities Advisory Trust continues to be transformative for thousands of genocide survivors and their dependents across Rwanda. The impact of the funding from Good Gifts is enabling SURF and its local partner organisations … Continue Reading »

Women Genocide Survivors Retreat III

International Women’s Day 2023

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity. International … Continue Reading »