Mukomeze – Empower her/him
Mukomeze supports survivors of sexual violence of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994. These women, men and their children still live daily with the consequences of this horrific event. Mukomeze supports them, together with our partner organization Solace Ministries in Rwanda, and our sponsors and donors, to regain their social and economic independence.
ABABIRI BARUTA UMWE – Two accomplish more than one
Ways to support
The Mukomeze Foundation supports the survivors of sexual violence during the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda mainly through sponsorships for individuals and through projects for communities and groups. We can really use your support. Wondering how you can help?
Our mission and vision
In the national language of Rwanda, Mukomeze means empower her/him. The Mukomeze Foundation improves the living conditions of survivors of rape and other forms of sexual violence during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. By supporting these survivors physically, psychologically, materially, socially, economically and spiritually, Mukomeze contributes to their empowerment. This allows them to provide for their own existence and gain hope for a dignified future.
Support still needed
Even years after the genocide, support is still necessary. The victims of sexual violence are often infected with Hiv/AIDS. Partly because of this, they develop other diseases as a result of their deteriorated immune system, such as cancer and tuberculosis. In addition, they are confronted with recurring trauma. They also lost many possessions. It is difficult to rebuild your life in these circumstances.
Rwanda, the land of the 1000 hills, is a beautiful country, but it has a dark history. In 1994, about 1 million people were murdered in the genocide against the Tutsi. Sexual violence was used during the massacre as an instrument of the genocide.