Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with Redress and IBUKA, has been working on developing an array of submissions on draft and current legislation that impacts on the rights of survivors. At present, the Rwanda Parliament is debating a new law … Continue Reading »


As we mark the 18th Anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda on 7th April, Survivors Fund (SURF) is supporting the commemoration, as well as calling for action to secure reparation for survivors. Over the past month in … Continue Reading »

Daphrose outside her home in 2009, funded by Survivors Fund (SURF)


In trying to exterminate all Tutsis in Rwanda, perpetrators of the 1994 genocide also attempted to deny survivors any potential for viable futures by destroying and looting their homes, productive assets and crops.  The genocide resulted in many homeless orphans … Continue Reading »

Inadequate Sentences

Arusha, February 13, 2012 (FH) -The prosecution has supported the application by two leading victims’ rights groups, who are asking the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to hear them, saying certain sentences imposed by the … Continue Reading »

Case ICTR-00-56

Survivors Fund (SURF) is supporting the request by our partner organisation IBUKA for leave to make submissions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in connection with the prosecutor’s sentencing appeals of case number … Continue Reading »

Legal Aid

Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with Redress, has launched a new legal aid project in Rwanda. With four of our partner organisations – IBUKA, AVEGA, AERG and Solace Ministries – we have recruited interns (all of which are current or … Continue Reading »

Lantos Prize

Rwandan survivors of the genocide are calling for the immediate withdrawal of the proposed award of the Lantos Prize to Paul Rusesabagina. In a letter to Annette Lantos, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Lantos Prize for Human Rights and Justice, … Continue Reading »


Coexist is a remarkable independent documentary film examining the unique social experiment of reconciliation in Rwanda. It tells the stories of genocide survivors searching for ways to coexist with their loved ones’ murderers. Earlier this month I participated in a panel … Continue Reading »


For the previous year, Survivors Fund (SURF) has been working with REDRESS on a coordinated project focused on securing reparation for survivors of the Rwanda genocide. In a brilliant piece in Pambazuka News, Juergen Schurr, legal advisor at REDRESS, writes … Continue Reading »



In the lead up to the anniversary of the genocide in April, SURF is involved in a number of initiatives. On Tuesday 29th March, SURF is organising a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in … Continue Reading »