Rwanda: Post genocide reconciliation&reintegration

by International Alert


Working with Rwandan genocide survivors and former prisoners and addressing issues with deep historical roots; dealing with the impacts of the genocide including trauma, social cohesion and economics.

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The project will target a unique mixture of genocide survivors, ex-combatants and former prisoners. It will deal 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.


Train community leaders who will foster community dialogue, acting as councillors and mediators. Reintegration and reconciliation in a post-genocide environment isn't easy; the wounds are deep, so this project will attempt to cautiously heal them.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


International Alert

Organization Information

International Alert

Location: LONDON, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Nasseem Khanum
London, United Kingdom

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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