To mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and to coincide with the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September, we are pleased to present The Amahoro Generation: The youth of Rwanda talk peace.
The exhibition, by award-winning photojournalist Carol Allen-Storey, documents the stories of young people born amid the horrors of the Rwandan genocide, and their hopes for ‘amahoro’ – peace. It is an ideal rooted in the wisdom that without peace, there is no future. “Peace unifies,” says Angelique, aged 21 from Gatumba. “Without peace, people remain divided.”
“I was struck by the collective view of these young people that they must ensure there is never another genocide – and to do so, learn to forgive and fuel their energy into building a united and prosperous country,” says photographer Carol Allen-Storey.
The exhibition will be held on the South Bank in London from 18 September–2 October and is free to attend.
***The exhibition has now been extended until 2 November and is taking place in the courtyard between Oxo Tower and Bargehouse Street, SE1 9PH***
International Alert in Rwanda
International Alert has been working in Rwanda since 1996 to help address the social, psychological and economic impacts of the 1994 genocide. We bring together survivors, ex-combatants, ex-prisoners and young people in dialogue and peace clubs, where they can share their experiences. We also provide trauma counselling and microfinance opportunities, to help people start to rebuild their lives. Find out more at www.international-alert.org/rwanda