Rwanda Remembers Children Killed in 1994 Genocide


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Events have also been organised by all 30 districts across Rwanda. At the national level, Kwibuka Abana will take place at Petit Stade Amahoro in Remera, Kigali.

Officials said the children killed in the Genocide in 1994 deserve special attention during the 20th commemoration.

“Their lives were cut short by adults who were supposed to protect them. Kwibuka Abana is an occasion for children, government institutions, international institutions and NGOs to renew their on-going commitment to fight the factors that lead to the violation of children’s rights, including genocide,” reads part of a government statement.

“The events will encourage relevant bodies to build structures that protect and promote the rights of the child.”

Kwibuka Abana is organised by the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), through the National Commission for Children (NCC), and in partnership with the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG).

Kwibuka means ‘remember’ in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda’s language. It describes the annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

More than one million Rwandans died in the hundred days of the genocide. It was one of human history’s darkest times. Twenty years later we, Rwanda, ask the world to unite to remember the lives that were lost.

Rwanda continues to ask the world to come together to support the survivors of the genocide, and to ensure that such an atrocity can never happen again – in Rwanda or elsewhere.


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