AERG Research

This week, AERG published a new research report on legal and homeless problems on effecting trauma in student survivors of the genocide. The research was funded by Survivors Fund (SURF), as part of the Project Umubano advocacy project. The research … 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 »

Fifteen years

Survivors Fund (SURF) works to support survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. It is marking its 15th Anniversary with a public event at Portcullis House on 5th December. From July 1994, in the immediate aftermath of … Continue Reading »

Reparation

A guest post from Albert Gasake, Legal Advocacy Project Coordinator of Survivors Fund (SURF) in Rwanda: Right to reparation for survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda: Difficulties and future perspectives While the rights to reparation for victims of … Continue Reading »

Josiane

An estimated 20,000 children were born as a result of rape committed against Tutsi women during the 1994 genocide. Josiane was herself born as a result of rape. “I was conceived when three men raped my mom” she says. When I … Continue Reading »

Entrepreneurship

The Youth Entrepreneurship Training Programme (YETP) was set up as a collaboration between Survivors Fund (SURF) and the Association of Student Genocide Survivors (AERG) with the aim of contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment in Rwanda, focusing on university graduates … Continue Reading »

Resilience

A guest post by Dr Jemma Hogwood, Clinical Psychologist, SURF Rwanda: Four Clinical Psychology students from the National University of Rwanda (NUR) presented their research findings to an international panel and fellow students last week. Supervised by Dr Carl Auerbach … Continue Reading »

Reparation

Rwanda: No justice without reparation by David Russell and Juergen Schurr What will be the legacy of local and international justice for the 1994 genocide survivors? On 18 June, President Kagame officially closed gacaca, the traditional community courts that according to the … Continue Reading »

Legislation

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 »

Annual Report

We are proud to announce the electronic publication of the SURF Annual Report 2011, which presents an overview of our work over the past year. With your continuing support we have achieved much, despite the challenging climate. Our work ahead is … Continue Reading »