Monday, 06 April 2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide. Back in 1994, the plane crash of the Rwandan President sparked a killing spree that lasted three months and saw approximately one million men, women and children brutally murdered.
Let’s all take a moment or two in the coming days and weeks to learn more about the Rwandan genocide and to see what we can do to help support survivors. Certainly, I would recommend spending some time on the websites of Survivors Fund website and the Hope Survivors Foundation, as they do amazing work in supporting survivors.
If you can, try reading one of the testimonies of the survivors. They make for difficult – but important – reading.
Also, be sure to add your reasons to the Why should we remember? project.