Helpline

The Counselling and Legal Helpline is a groundbreaking project set up by AERG (Student Survivors) in partnership with SURF, as a result of the increasing need for young survivors to access legal advice and counseling support. Developed and launched thanks … Continue Reading »

MPs Debate

Jeremy Lefroy, MP for Stafford, calls to remember survivors and highlights the importance of reparation and justice in yesterday’s UK Parliamentary backbench business debate, agreeing on a motion related to the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The full debate … Continue Reading »

Testimony

‘I saw armed gang murder my family’. From: BBC News Magazine. Rwanda is holding a week of official mourning to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s genocide. On 6 April 1994, a plane carrying then-President Juvenal Habyarimana – a … Continue Reading »

UK kwibuka20

On Wednesday 26th March, SURF Vice-Chair, Alphonsine Kabagabo, spoke at the UK Kwibuka20 Global Conversations commemoration event at the Houses of Parliament. Her full speech is available online here, though we paste below an extract: I speak to you first and … Continue Reading »

Come Together

A group of seven organisations, including Survivors Fund (SURF), representing and supporting survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, has called for increased support to the tens of thousands of vulnerable genocide survivors in Rwanda. The call has … Continue Reading »

Challenges

The National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) has recently released an important piece of research on the psychosocial situation of orphaned youth survivors. 19 years on from the genocide against the Tutsi, many survivors continue to face challenges … 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 »

Fund for Survivors

This month marks the nineteenth anniversary of the genocide  against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The theme for this year’s commemoration is kwigira (self-reliance). Fostering self-reliance for genocide survivors is the bedrock on which all the work of Survivors Fund (SURF) is built. No … Continue Reading »

Justice in Norway

REDRESS and Survivors Fund (SURF) welcome verdict in first Rwandan Genocide trial in Norway 14 February 2013 – REDRESS and Survivors Fund (SURF) welcome today’s verdict in the case of Sadi Bugingo, accused of planning and supervising the murder of about 2,000 … 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 »