Outreach Programme on the
Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations

Two women look at the photographic exhibition 'Through the Eyes of Children: The Rwanda Project' Two women look at the photographic exhibition 'Through the Eyes of Children: The Rwanda Project'

7 April marks the start of the 1994 genocide

Every year, on or around that date, commemorative events are organized around the world. You also can take action!

Take Action! Get Involved!

Kwibuka logo

Kwibuka means "remember" in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda's language. It describes the annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The people of Rwanda are working together for a brighter future. Come together with them to learn about, and commemorate, the Genocide against the Tutsi.

Survivors Fund logo

Survivors Fund (SURF) helps in rebuilding the lives of survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda by: supporting efforts to empower survivors to achieve justice; assisting their efforts to reclaim their livelihood; and enabling survivors to rebuild their lives through entrepreneurial and education initiatives.

Duhozanye Association logo

DUHOZANYE, which means "console each other," was started by 330 widows of genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi in 1994 in the former Shyanda commune in Southern Province. The widows decided to combine their efforts to overcome the consequences of genocide and develop themselves to overcome extreme poverty.

Blue Marble Dreams logo

Blue Marble Dreams ia a non-profit venture exploring ice cream’s potential to inspire joy and spur economic growth. Their first project was the creation of Inzozi Nziza, a local ice cream shop run by a women's co-operative in Butare, Rwanda.

Voices of Rwanda logo

Voices of Rwanda is dedicated to recording and preserving testimonies of Rwandans, and to ensuring that their stories inform the world about genocide and inspire a global sense of responsibility to prevent human rights atrocities.

Survivors testimonies are made available by the Survivors Fund. All are in PDF format and can be accessed here.

Foundation Rwanda logo

Foundation Rwanda's mission is to: provide education for children born from rapes committed during the 1994 genocide; link their mothers to medical and psychological support and income generating activities; raise awareness about the consequences of genocide and sexual violence through photography and new media.

Rwanda Gift for Life logo

Rwanda Gift for Life was established to ensure that women can access free anti-retrovirals provided by government clinics, that they receive trauma counseling, enjoy a balanced, nutritious diet, that their children have the materials and clothes needed to attend school, and that they live in decent housing. Once they regain their physical and emotional health and well-being, the next phase is ensuring income security.

Rwanda Women’s Network logo

Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN) is a national humanitarian NGO dedicated to the promotion and improvement of the socio-economic welfare of women in Rwanda since coming to being in 1997. Over time, the organization has dedicated its efforts to strategies that empower women and has extensive experience in fostering women’s participation and grassroots responses to community challenges.