What We Do
IBUKA’s duty is to represent the genocide survivors in all the institutions, as well as to coordinate all actions targeting their rehabilitation and their support. It was then created for undetermined duration and is determined to advocating and be the strong right voice for all survivors.
Providing advocacy with the survivors and monitoring all the activities engaged in problem solving of the challenges faced by survivors.
To be an organization of national and international reference in issues of genocide prevention, preservation of genocide, memory and fight against any kind of genocide ideology is our vision.
The objectives of IBUKA range from coordination of the activities of member associations centered around improving socio-economic conditions of survivors, research and advocate for equitable justice that banish the culture of impunity, preservation of the memory of the victims of the genocide. The following points give a sight of our objectives:
1. Preserve the genocide memory by:
- Making the widest possible documentation on the 1994 genocide;
- Fighting against any divisionism and exclusivist ideology;
- Fighting negativism and revisionism; and
- Setting- up a documentation center on the genocide (still seeking people to partner with us on this valuable project).
2. Ensure assistance to the genocide survivors.
- Advocating for children orphaned by the genocide to get education facilities;
- Find shelter for the most vulnerable;
- Health care for the physically disabled as a result of the genocide;
- Material assistance as well as support for economic and social development to boost their living conditions.
3. Ensure legal and judicial assistance to the genocide survivors in administrative and judicial instances.
IBUKA a.s.b.l also intervenes in the following domains:
Poverty reduction among the survivors of the genocide.
Health care for genocide survivors (physical and psychosocial).
Assistance to the vulnerable groups of the genocide survivors.
Education and care for orphans and child headed households.
Legal and judicial assistance.
Preservation of the memory and documentation
Promotion of the culture of peace.