Kigali Genocide Memorial: Memorial Wall of Names

Commemoration

We publish here an extract from an address by Noam Schimmel on the Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi, Kalamazoo, Michigan, June 8, 2019 History can have about it a feeling of inevitability. It … Continue Reading »

Justice

Restorative Justice for Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. Noam Schimmel, Huffington Post. Who knows best what the needs of Rwandan genocide survivors are as they seek to rebuild their lives? Genocide survivors themselves. As the Rwandan New Times recently reported, … Continue Reading »

Support

An excerpt from  Supporting Survivors of Genocide and Other Mass Atrocities: EU Responsibilities by Noam Schimmel, published by the Huffington Post   Given the extensive role of EU national aid agencies in funding development aid programs careful consideration must be … Continue Reading »

Self-reliance

The National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) have announced that the theme for the 19th anniversary commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda will be kwigira (self-reliance). Fostering self-reliance for genocide survivors is the bedrock on … Continue Reading »

Resistance

A guest post by Noam Schimmel, from an article from Huffington Post – Bisesero: The Hill of Resistance It is a 62 odd kilometer loop between the town of Kibuye and Bisesero, a ride that on the back of a motorbike feels … Continue Reading »

Justice

Noam Schimmel, a leading academic on the situation of survivors of the genocide in Rwanda, published this week a vital follow-up piece to his recent op-ed article in the Huffington Post, expounding on arguments for “Creating a UN Trust Fund … Continue Reading »

UN Trust Fund

A guest blog post by Noam Schimmel, from an article published today on Huffington Post – A UN Trust Fund for Rwandan Genocide Survivors: An Urgent Need The 18th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide was commemorated in April in Rwanda … Continue Reading »

Passover

A guest post by Noam Schimmel, a special advisor to Survivors Fund (SURF): The first day of the Jewish holiday of Passover this year falls on the anniversary of the first day of the Rwandan genocide of the Tutsi. How … Continue Reading »

Remembering the Survivors

Remembering the Survivors of Genocide in Rwanda by Noam Schimmel is a remarkable call to action. Published by Dissent Magazine, the article sets out the importance of expressing more than platitudes and consolations for survivors, but the importance of material … Continue Reading »

Supoort

Support

One of the great benefits of my job as Director of Survivors Fund (SURF) is the opportunity to meet an array of supporters of our work. Over the past ten days, then I have enjoyed three such meetings: Last week, I … Continue Reading »