Redress

MPs urge CNLG to prioritize redress of challenges facing Genocide survivors. By Eugene Kwibuka, The New Times. Fighting trauma among Genocide survivors, finding proper homes and legal aid for them, as well as social support, are some of the critical … Continue Reading »

Group Analysis

Last week 30 Rwandese counsellors and psychologists took part in training in Group Analysis. This is a particular branch of therapy that looks at group work and group dynamics. The majority of the training participants work for AVEGA, with other … Continue Reading »

AERG Helpline

A counseling and legal telephone helpline was set up in August 2013 by AERG in partnership with SURF as a result of the need for young genocide survivors enrolled in Secondary School or University to access this support. As the … Continue Reading »

SURF Community Counselling Group, 2014

Counselling – Rebuilding

An innovative counselling project, that delivers support through a community approach to women with children born of rape, demonstrates its success as a model of best practice for rape victims, new research has shown. It suggests that the groups, established … Continue Reading »

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 »

Research

Survivors Fund (SURF) has facilitated a number of research projects in recent months. In each case, we have worked with the researcher to help frame their research question so that the result is of practical value to us, as well … 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 »

Evaluation

A guest post by Kelsey Finnegan, SURF Rwanda Project Officer: Last month marked the roll out of our first evaluation research experiment. Throughout our work facilitating income generation training groups and counseling for survivors, we have realized the incredible impact … Continue Reading »