In Rwanda, we support the peaceful reintegration and reconciliation of genocide survivors, perpetrators and ex-combatants.
Following the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has made great progress in development, strengthening state institutions such as the courts and justice system, reforming health and education systems, and rehabilitating infrastructure.
However, the road to lasting peace and reconciliation is long and complex. Resilience at both the individual and society level is crucial to building sustainable peace in Rwanda.
We bring together the groups most affected by the genocide and use dialogue to build trust and understanding between them. We promote spaces for dialogue between citizens and authorities, working in partnership with local authorities on land reform and rural development, to ensure equitable growth and a reduction in the risk of conflicts. Trauma counselling and micro-finance schemes have enabled people affected by genocide to identify common ground for cooperation and coexistence, and to learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully.
We have been working in Rwanda since 1996.