Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits facing Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and Chair of the African Union, alongside flags representing Canada, the African Union, and Rwanda. 

If the generic theme adopted by the post-Genocide government in Rwanda is ‘Never Again: ‘Remember, Unite, Renew’, the specific theme for this 24th commemoration of the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi is: Fighting genocide denial. By Gatete Nyiringabo Ruhumuliza

Dans la mise en œuvre de la décentralisation et de la péréquation financière en faveur des collectivités locales, le Togo s’inspire de ce qui est fait au Rwanda. Par Togo Tribune

Le bourgmestre de Bruxelles, Philippe Close, a annoncé mardi son intention de faire inaugurer le 30 juin dans sa commune une place Patrice Lumumba, qui sera le premier lieu public en Belgique rendant hommage à cette figure du combat de l'ex-Congo belge pour son indépendance. Source Médias

Special event commemorating those who perished during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Service with speeches and panel discussion at Mansfield College followed by a reception and exhibition opening at Pitt Rivers Museum on 21 Apr 2018, 3:00PM to 6:00PM. Faculty of Law

Des militaires de plusieurs pays du continent participent, du 16 au 19 avril à Abuja, à la réunion des forces terrestres africaines afin de renforcer leur coopération dans le domaine de la lutte contre le terrorisme. Par Josiane Mambou Loukoula

The recently discovered bodies of 157 victims of the Rwandan Genocide have been laid to rest in a former Anglican Church, alongside the bodies of 36,700 victims already buried there. Par Anglican Commission News Service

When Italian photographer Gianmarco Maraviglia put together a portrait series of women in Rwanda, he set out to examine the incredible power of the human spirit after tragedy and how a society can remake itself dramatically. By Kate Bubacz, BuzzFeed News Senior Photo Editor


Women work on restoring houses in the village Rusheshe for a local NGO., Giancarlo Maraviglia

"I decided to make this story when I read that Rwanda is the country with the highest number of females in the parliament," Maraviglia told BuzzFeed News. "It was just one line, but I understood the incredible potential of this issue. I'm always interested in story that are consequences of something, and this was a direct consequence of the genocide."
The high rate of women in parliament does stem from the carnage of Rwanda's 1994 genocide, which left an estimated more than half a million people dead. After he was elected in 2000, Rwandan President Paul Kagame mandated that 30% of the parliament be made up of women and the decision adopted formally in 2003. Today, 64% of seats are held by women.
Nearly 25 years after the genocide, Rwanda is among the fastest-growing economies in Africa and — though there are concerns that Kagame is stifling political opposition against him — the status of women in the parliament is reflected in other parts of society.
"Rwanda is often considered the Switzerland of Africa, and if we think that there are women in all the key positions, we have to say that they are doing really great in managing their country," Maraviglia said.
"All those people faced incredible pain in their life; in '94 there happened something that we cannot really understand," Maraviglia said.
"The most surprising thing has been to realize how wide and real was this change has been. Women are really in all aspects of society, in high position, and they are totally aware of their role. There is pride in all of them."

Mukasarasi Godelieve, founder of Solidarity for the Development of Widows and Orphans to Promote Self-Sufficiency and Livelihoods (SEVOTA), which works to rebuild the human relationships that were destroyed during the genocide in Rwanda.
                                                                                     Giancarlo Maraviglia

Mukasarasi Godelieve, founder of Solidarity for the Development of Widows and Orphans to Promote Self-Sufficiency and Livelihoods (SEVOTA), which works to rebuild the human relationships that were destroyed during the genocide in Rwanda.

                           Fiona Mbabazi, news anchor and producer at Rwanda Broadcasting Agency. Giancarlo Maraviglia

                     Inside the Rwandan parliament, where more than half of the seats are held by women. Giancarlo Maraviglia

Josette Komezusenge is the managing director and founder of the six Maza Saloon beauty salons around the country. She focuses                                                   on natural hair and beauty treatments for women. Giancarlo Maraviglia

           Esther Mbabazi is the first woman to become certified as a commercial airline pilot in Rwanda. Giancarlo Maraviglia

Sonia Mugabo in her shop inside the Marriott hotel in Kigali. Sonia Mugabo (SM) is a Rwandan fashion brand, with two collections                                                           presented each year and a bespoke division. Giancarlo Maraviglia

Joan Mazimhaka is the cofounder at Illume Creative Studio, a strategic communications agency that develops the tools to help other                                                                                 storytellers. Giancarlo Maraviglia


Hope Azeda is one of the leading figures in contemporary Rwandan theatre. She is the founder and artistic director of Mashirika                                                                      Creative and Performing Arts. Giancarlo Maraviglia


                                                     The Akilah Institute is a nonprofit college for women in Kigali, Rwanda.

It is the first college for women in the country. The institute offers three-year diplomas in entrepreneurship, hospitality management, and information systems. The curriculum is designed in partnership with local employers and the Rwandan government. The institute has a 93% retention rate, and 88% of graduates find jobs within six months of graduation.