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Rwanda Génocide

October 16: A UN Vote to Watch

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 10.11.2014 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The UN Security Council is the only UN body with real power and may influence positively the course of events when the 15 members agree on a course of action. In 1999 the Council acted swiftly and effectively in ending widespread violence and destruction in my country.

My Love Story in Rwanda

Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes

I moved to Rwanda from the United States when I was 21. I didn't have any job plans, or a single friend in the country.

From Kigali to Cooperstown: The First Retreat of Rwandan Genocide Survivors Living in America

Samantha Lakin | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Samantha Lakin

Survivors of genocide have specific needs that are different than others who experienced conflict and war, especially in Rwanda. The genocide in Rwanda was intimate which makes the scars deeper and the recovery much harder, and it is time that the world recognizes this fact.

Melissa Jeltsen

A Look Back At The Trial That Made Rape A War Crime

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

The task was almost unimaginable in its magnitude. After the Rwandan genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered over a hundre...

Losing Our Religion: The Death of Christian Mosul

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

The advance of ISIS in Syria and Iraq has all but wiped out some of the most ancient Christian communities. Some of the most important early Christian manuscripts which resided in monasteries there have been burned.

Education for Rwanda: After the Genocide

David Moshman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
David Moshman

What Rwanda needs is education for peace and conflict resolution. Such education requires equal access for all, serious teaching of history, and respect for critical thinking and intellectual freedom, especially regarding history and identity.

What War Memorials Get Wrong

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Lee Daniel Kravetz

It's tremendously hard to believe that two decades have passed since the genocide in Rwanda. This is the topic of conversation with a friend named Clemantine Wamariya one recent afternoon in San Francisco.

Education for Rwanda

David Moshman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
David Moshman

Looking across the colonial and post-colonial periods, there are deep and troubling continuities. In addition to ongoing problems of differential access to education, we see divisive social processes of mandatory categorization and systematic group stigmatization.

These Women Are Breaking Gender Barriers Operating Rwanda's 1st Female-Run Ice Cream Parlor

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact

It was not love at first bite when Chantal Kabatesi tasted ice cream for the first time. "It was like eating hailstones," Kabatesi told NPR of her...

Rwanda and Reconciliation

Mike Farrell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Mike Farrell

All the media attention to the 20th anniversary of the slaughter in Rwanda reeks of irony. If only we had paid as much attention before the blood flowed.

President Kagame of Rwanda and His Enemies

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

No sooner had I returned from the twentieth anniversary commemorations of the Rwandan genocide in Kigali than I saw Howard French's assault on the man universally credited with stopping the mass killings, President Paul Kagame.

The Peace That Wasn't: Rwanda 20 Years After the Genocide

Alice Gatebuke | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Alice Gatebuke

What were all of those screams I heard throughout the night? What would happen now that the president was dead? I was benumbed with fright, but I made it to the gate. I had to know what was left of our neighborhood.

A Passover Seder in Rwanda

Josh Ruxin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Josh Ruxin

Where on the African continent can you find a Seder this week? Try Rwanda. As in years past, we're looking at a standing room only list for ours (and we're not the only ones!).

April Diary

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

It was not without pleasure that I read Renaud Girard most recent book, Le monde en marche, which collects the best of the chronicles and reports that have appeared in recent years in Le Figaro. I swear. I protest. About Rwanda, I believe the opposite of what Girard writes. But I lap it up.

Deciphering the Narrative of Rwandan Genocide: How to Move Forward Justly for Refugees

Galya Ruffer | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Galya Ruffer

While we may never understand the full truth and be able to right all wrongs, the dangers of the international community standing behind a singular narrative of the genocide can be seen in the ongoing crisis of Rwandan refugees.

Rwanda Demands a Muscular Morality

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

This past week saw the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide that took the lives of nearly one million Tutsis between April and June, 1994.

How a Film Could Get You 25 Years in Jail!

Terry George | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Terry George

Paul Kagame has used his impressive achievements, (and the continuing guilt of the West) to mount a sophisticated International PR campaign to counter the accusations that he is a ruthless dictator.

A Closer Look at Where Rwanda's Lethal Weapons Came From

Tim Gallimore | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Tim Gallimore

By its own admission, the Rwanda government bankrupted its economy to pay for those weapons.

It's a Hard Life for Children in Rwanda, But There's Hope in Their Eyes

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

I was reminded of the plight of these children when my wife and I recently visited Rwanda for the 20th Anniversary Commemoration of the Rwandan genocide.

Passion, Fashion and Development

Keneuoe Mphutlane | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Keneuoe Mphutlane

The objects were picked on the basis of their use to the young girls in their daily lives and conducted in different provinces of Rwanda. It revealed that the majority of the girls picked the sewing machine over the other objects.

Rwandan Genocide: Remembering the 'Other' Casualties

Dr. Elise Collins Shields | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Dr. Elise Collins Shields

The unique trauma rape victims endured, the horrors, impacts them to this day. While a massacre affects all survivors, consequences for Rwandan women is compounded through lasting impact of sexual violence.

Syria: 'Never Again' Is Now

Kristin Wright | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Kristin Wright

Politicians and government leaders often excuse their inaction on Syria with words like "complicated." And we know that many government leaders once felt the same way about Rwanda.

20 Years After Genocide in Rwanda, Violence Against the Global Poor Still a Reality

Gary Haugen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Gary Haugen

Billions of the poorest people throughout the developing world know in a terrible and personal way the same truth the Rwanda genocide taught me: Violence has the power to destroy everything -- and is unstopped by our other responses to poverty.

Twenty Years After, Rwanda Remembers: A Tribute to My Country

Rosine Urujeni | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Rosine Urujeni

Forgiving doesn't mean loving or hugging the one who was once hunting you down and trying to exterminate your "people." It is, rather, learning how to live in peace with him again.

This Man Murdered Her Baby During Rwanda Genocide, And She Chose To Forgive Him

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact

Would you be able to befriend the person who killed your 9-month-old and severed one of your hands with a machete, leaving you for dead? Alice Mukarur...