Welcome to Ibuka
Welcome to Ibuka
Thank you for visiting us here at IBUKA. The word ‘Ibuka’ means ‘remember’. We preserve the memory of the 1994 genocide of Tutsi, we support survivors in overcoming its continuing effects, and we work to prevent further genocide.
IBUKA is an independent and non-profit oriented organization legally recognized by the government of Rwanda. We gather genocide survivors associations and act as an umbrella to those associations. We were formed in 1995 and now have fifteen survivors’ member associations throughout Rwanda. Our vision is: becoming an organization of national and international reference in relation to genocide prevention and the healing of memories.
We invite you to explore this website in order to gain a better understanding of our work. We hope you will join us. And we offer you a warm welcome!
Learning together for the bright future of the Region
In the framework of the Project « Gestion des Conflits communautaires dans les districts Huye, Gisagara and Nyaruguru” supported by GIZ-ZFD, IBUKA has invited a group of Burundian civil society actors to learn about the commemoration period in Rwanda. Together with the community volunteers (APSS) trained by IBUKA during the project phase, they were supporting trauma victims and exchanging on the reconciliation process of the two countries.
The 18th commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda followed the theme of “Learning from our History to build a bright future”. During these 100 days of commemoration Rwandans of all age groups, socio-economic status, professions, family backgrounds, etc. come together in the spirit of remembering and healing. Despite the very recent and extraordinarily cruel history of Rwanda, the importance of dealing with the past is highlighted as a precondition to the vision of Never Again and sustainable reconciliation.
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