In Rwanda we support the peaceful reintegration and reconciliation of genocide survivors, perpetrators and ex-combatants.
We bring together the groups most affected by the 1994 genocide and its consequences: survivors, ex-prisoners, ex-combatants and young people, to build trust and understanding between them. Dialogue clubs, trauma counselling and micro-finance schemes enable them to identify common ground for cooperation and coexistence, and to learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully. We also promote spaces for dialogue between citizens and authorities on land reform and rural development, to ensure this leads to equitable growth and a reduction in the risk of conflicts.
Our work is important because resilience at both the individual and societal level is crucial to building sustainable peace in Rwanda.
We have been working in Rwanda since 1996.