Responding to Genocide – Stories from Rwanda


It is now almost thirteen years since the genocide took place in Rwanda. We think our readers will be moved to hear of the work of organisations which are supporting survivors and continuing to seek justice.


Contained in this pack are four articles:

[learn_more caption=”A Small Light as We Walk This Long Road: The Work of Ibuka— Kaboyi Benoit”] Kaboyi Benoit is Executive Director of Ibuka, the national survivors’ organisation in Rwanda. In the following interview, he describes how Ibuka supports the survivors of the Rwandan genocide, seeks justice for those who were killed, and honours their memory. This interview took place in Kigali, Rwanda. Cheryl White and David Denborough were the interviewers. [/learn_more]

[learn_more caption=”Intimacy and Betrayal in the Story of Genocide— Rakiya Omaar”] Rakiya Omaar is the author of the book Rwanda: Death, despair and defiance and co-founder of the human rights organisation African Rights. In this interview, Rakiya provides a broader context in which to understand the genocide in Rwanda and describes the continuing efforts that are taking place to come to terms with these events. The interviewers were Cheryl White and David Denborough. [/learn_more]

[learn_more caption=”Gift for Life: From Researching to Responding to Women Who Were Raped during the Rwandan Genocide— Elizabeth Rugege”] Gift for Life is a project supporting women who survived sexual violence during the Rwandan genocide. This interview describes this work, its history and the thinking that informs it. [/learn_more]

[learn_more caption=”Reflections on ‘Stories from Rwanda’— Yishai Shalif and Makungu Akinyela”] Two letters of reflection in response to the ‘stories from Rwanda’ articles. [/learn_more]