Our goal is to consolidate peace and inclusion in Rwandan society by enhancing citizens' participation and ownership of reconciliation processes, policies and programmes. We work with Rwandan genocide survivors, former prisoners and local partners, and address issues with deep historical roots, dealing with the impact of the genocide including trauma, social cohesion and economics. Thanks to your support, we can continue to build Rwanda's next generation of peacebuilders.
The project targets a unique mixture of genocide survivors, ex-combatants and former prisoners. It deals with the difficulties faced between each group with a multi-pronged approach involving social reconciliation, strengthening the economic capacity of individuals and groups through training and provision of micro-finance, and developing local capacity to deal with psychological trauma.
We have been working in Rwanda for more than 15 years, bringing people together from the grass-roots to the policy level. With that experience, we know that we can consolidate peace and inclusion by improving relations between and within communities; improving socioeconomic conditions for the most vulnerable population; protecting the space for debate between communities and the government; facilitating cross border trade opportunities and promoting transparency in economic governance.
Our work is important because resilience at both the individual and societal level is crucial to building sustainable peace in Rwanda. This project will bring together people some believed could never be brought together and allow them to tackle difficult topics such as the question of pardon; discuss their fears and mutual distrust and begin to bridge the distance between them.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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