Kigali Genocide Memorial Set for International Day of Commemoration, Dignity of Genocide Victims

Honouring victims of Genocide around Flame of Remembrance at Kigali Genocide Memorial

Kigali Genocide Memorial will on Friday, this December 9th mark the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime by hosting a special Ubumuntu Exchange on the role of young Rwandans in global genocide prevention and peace building.

Twenty-two years since the Genocide against the Tutsi, diagnosis Rwandans are working tirelessly to rebuild and renew the country.

The Kigali Genocide Memorial plays an important role in remembrance and memory preservation – over the years the memorial has become a home for survivors as well as a place of learning for this next genocide of Rwandans and visitors.

The event will feature a panel discussion on work being done by young people to prevent genocide in Rwanda and elsewhere – young people will share experience from lessons learned from Rwanda’s history.

The panel will be composed by inspiring and dynamic young people from the Association of Former Student Survivors of the Genocide (GAERG), Never Again Rwanda and iDebate Rwanda. These three organisations have been actively involved remembrance, reconstruction of the country and efforts to take Genocide lessons to other.

“Young people have played a big role in the Genocide against the Tutsi, but also, we believe that young people hold the key to a future free of genocide in Rwanda and elsewhere” says the Memorial Manager Honoré Gatera. “We need to empower young people to stand against genocide ideology by teaching them about the genocide and our shared humanity.”

As part of the event, we will take a minute of silence, light a candle of hope and lay a wreath on the burial place in memory of more than one million victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi as well as other victims of genocide around the world.


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