Noam Schimmel Article

The Tutsi and Jewish Experience

In a new paper in the Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Noam Schimmel writes on “Personal Reflections on Shared Identity and Contemporary Relationships of Mutual Support and Intersectional Solidarity of Rwandan Tutsi and Jewish Human Rights Advocates”: This article … Continue Reading »

Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the publication of the SURF Annual Report 2013/14, which presents an overview of our work over the past year. You can download the report by clicking on the cover below: The Annual Report is a summation … Continue Reading »

Appeal

‘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 »

New Year

Greetings to you all from me, Françoise Lemagnen, the incoming Chief Executive! I have just returned from an intensive and instructive few weeks in Rwanda meeting with the team and partners and most importantly with survivors across the country. I return … Continue Reading »

Reflections

As I embark on my final few weeks at the helm at Survivors Fund (SURF), I reflect on my past five years in post as director. It is has been a remarkable experience. The time has truly flown! That is … Continue Reading »

Leadership

When I succeeded the founder of Survivors Fund (SURF), Mary Kayitesi Blewitt OBE, as the second director of the charity, I did not think that I would still be in post over four years later. After many years as a consultant, … Continue Reading »

Justice

Address of David Russell, Director of Survivors Fund (SURF), at The Berkshire Rwandese Community Event at Reading Civic Centre to mark the 19th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi, 11th April 2013  Never before in modern history … 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 »

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 »

WSEP

Survivors Fund (SURF) is honoured to announce the agreement of a new grant funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development (DFID) of £966,360 for alleviating the poverty of genocide widows in Rwanda in partnership with AVEGA Agahozo. The … Continue Reading »