What You Can Do
Many survivors of the genocide in Rwanda are still struggling to make ends meet. Here is a list of organizations in and outside of the country that make a difference in the lives of those who survived sexual violence. All of these organizations welcome donations, and some have sponsorship programs that allow donors to support individual survivors.
Solace Ministries is an ecumenical, survivor-run organization that supports widows, orphans and survivors of sexual violence. The survivors featured in this book are all beneficiaries of Solace Ministries.
P.O. Box 6090
Tel. +250 788305094 (Jean Gakwandi, Director)
Ibuka (“Remember”) is the umbrella organization for Rwandan organizations supporting survivors of the genocide. As such, it can also provide information about organizations that specifically support survivors of sexual violence.
P.O. Box 625
Mukomeze (“Empower her”) offers a sponsorship program specifically for women and girls who survived rape and other forms of sexual violence during the genocide. Mukomeze partners with Solace Ministries in Rwanda.
4819 BD Breda
Tel. +31 (0) 6 14282748
Survivors Fund helps survivors of the Rwandan genocide deal with and recover from the tragedies of 1994, supporting a wide range of services for victims in Rwanda and assisting survivors in the U.K.
Survivors Fund (surf)
10 Rickett Street
West Brompton, London SW6 1RU
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7610 2589
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.
Women for Women International
4455 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C., 20008
Tel. +1 202 737 7705
Fax +1 202 737 7709
Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice advocates for accountability before the International Criminal Court for gender-based crimes and crimes of sexual violence.
Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice
Anna Paulownastraat 103
2518 BC The Hague
Tel. +31 (0) 70 302 9911
Fax +31 (0) 70 392 5270
The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to hiv/aids in Canada and internationally, through research, legal and policy analysis, education, advocacy and community mobilization.
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
1240 Bay Street, Suite 600
Tel. +1 416 595 1666
Fax +1 416 595 0094
The Stephen Lewis Foundation funds community-based initiatives in Africa focusing on women, orphans, grandmothers, and people living with HIV and AIDS.
Stephen Lewis Foundation
260 Spadina Avenue, Suite 501
Tel. +1 416 533 9292
Fax +1 416 850 4910
V-Day is a global movement dedicated to stopping violence against women and girls, focusing on support to local organizations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
303 Park Avenue South, Suite 1184
New York, New York 10010-3657
Dignitas International increases access to effective HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support in resource-limited settings through community-based solutions.
2 Adelaide Street West, Suite 200
Tel. +1 416 260 3100
Fax +1 416 260 3170
The International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT) promotes and executes interdisciplinary research that can contribute to a comprehensive, evidence-based body of knowledge on the empowerment and support of victims of crime and abuse of power.
Tilburg University, Suite M 925
P.O. Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
Tel. +31 (0)13 466 3526
Fax + 31 (0)13 466 3546
Link to Mukomeze
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