It is estimated that between five and twenty thousand women were raped and bore children of that rape during the genocide. Children born of these rapes – referred to in their villages as ‘children of the interahamwe‘, or ‘children of … Continue Reading »

Advocacy by and for survivors

Advocacy, which I write about in our new annual report, underpins the work of SURF. It is critical to raise awareness of the situation of survivors in Rwanda today, and to secure greater support to enable survivors to rebuild their lives. International … Continue Reading »

Update on SURF’s Founder

Mary Kayitesi-Blewitt, SURF’ Founder, has not been resting since I succeeded her as director in January 2009. Appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the Research Centre for Leadership in Action at the Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service at … Continue Reading »