Great Hearts Initiatives | Foundation Rwanda

Mission

To provide educational support for children born of sexual violence during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, to provide medical and psychological support for the children and their mothers, to use photography and new media to raise awareness of the consequences of sexual violence and genocide.

Between April and June of 1994, an estimated 800,000 Tutsis were killed in the span of 100 days in the small central African country of Rwanda. The genocide was sparked by the death of Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali airport on April 6, 1994.

Hutus engaged in brutal mass killings of Tutsis and Tutsi sympathizers. Women were subjected to sexual violence on a massive sale – between 250,000 and 500,000 women were raped, many of whom became infected with HIV.

Categories
International
Size
100k-$1m
Locality
International

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