About

#Rwanda20 is part of a global campaign to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.

In 1994, Rwanda experienced an unthinkable genocide, leaving 800,000 people dead as the world looked on in silence. Today, individuals and organizations around the world are commemorating the lives lost under a unified theme:

“Remember, Unite, Renew.”

Join us in building the momentum and political will necessary to end genocide and mass atrocities! To get more involved, email Mac at mhamilton@standnow.org.

 

About Kwibuka20

Kwibuka means ‘remember’ in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda’s language. It is used to describe the annual commemoration of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

2014 marks the twentieth commemoration of the genocide, and is an important occasion to remember the lives that were lost, show solidarity with survivors, and unite to ensure that genocide does not happen again, Rwanda or elsewhere. It is also a chance to learn about Rwanda’s story of reconciliation and nation building.

Kwibuka20 calls on the global community to stand together against genocide in three key ways:

  • To remember: Honoring the memory of those who died and offering support to those who survived.

  • To unite: Rwanda shows that reconciliation through shared human values is possible, and asks the world to do the same.

  • To renew: As we build Rwanda anew, we are honoured to share our experiences and learn from others, creating a better world together.

Visit www.kwibuka.rw to find out more ways to remember, unite, renew, and take action around the 20th commemoration. Join us by sharing Rwanda’s story and working together for a brighter future.

 

About STAND

STAND, the U.S. student-led movement to end mass atrocities, is building a permanent anti-genocide constituency. STAND is made up of students, advocates, organizers, and the next generation of genocide prevention leaders. STAND strives to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop mass atrocities across the world. STAND is creating a sustainable student network that fights genocide wherever it occurs and unites a community of informed activists.

STAND remains the only student-led organization focused on genocide prevention and mitigation, determined to reflect the student voice in the long-term fight to make “Never Again” a reality. By creating political pressure and inspiring student thought leadership, STAND seeks to hold elected officials responsible for the commitments they’ve made to prevent genocide and influence long-term political change. Through regional and campus-wide mobilization, meaningful relationships with members of Congress, creative advocacy, and experiential leadership development, STAND is building the anti-genocide generation within the United States.

Visit www.standnow.org to learn more about the student movement to end mass atrocities!