April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month and marks the 22nd anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. In honor of these two important events, several SHE-CAN scholars from Rwanda came together to share their thoughts and perspectives on the topic in a collaborative blog. We invite you to read their words and to reflect on how you too can honor those affected by this senseless violence and work to prevent genocide ideology in the future.
I am Mad Enough to Strive for a Better Future: a better world for my children & yours
Rwanda is a small landlocked country in East Africa. Rwanda is also known as the “Country of a Thousand Hills” because of its green and mountainous landscape. In 1994, Rwanda had a genocide that killed around 800,000 people in a matter of 100 days. As part of the Rwandan Genocide Commemoration week (April 7th to April 14th), I am coming up with 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Post-Genocide Rwanda. I want the Lafayette Community to recognize that there is more to Rwanda than the Rwandan Genocide. For the 22nd Genocide Commemoration, Rwandans across the globe are celebrating Rwanda’s progress and its arduous road to reconciliation and reconstruction. Here are our 5 biggest achievements I think you should know about:
Read stories written by our talented scholars and multiple voices across the SHE-CAN network