Remember the 1994 genocide
Kwibuka means ‘remember’ in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda’s language.
Kwibuka20 asks that we remember the terrible events of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. By remembering, we honour the memory of those who died, and offer comfort to those who survived.
This is a period of deep mourning for survivors and their families. Twenty years later, many still suffer trauma. We call on everyone, the world over, to be with them at this time – to listen carefully, to support them, and to understand.
Kwibuka20 is also a time to learn about the history and meaning of the genocide in Rwanda. Memory is informed by knowledge. Knowledge is informed by truth. And truth is key to understanding the events of 1994. Understanding will help ensure that an atrocity on the scale of the 1994 genocide never happens again – in Rwanda or elsewhere.
Kwibuka20 is a time to remember, learn and ensure the detail of history is clearly understood. Please join us in this act of remembrance, to respect survivors and be sure that the truth is told.
You can find out more about the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda in our Learn section. Leave a message to remember the million lives lost in 1994 at A Million Voices, a place where the world can unite against genocide and inhumanity.