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Rwanda: Perspectives from Past and Present

Rwanda: Perspectives from Past and Present

Tuesday 13th December | 5pm | Arts 01.05

 

Following the genocide 22 years ago, Rwanda has experienced challenges and opportunities in the processes of post-conflict reconstruction programmes.

Marie Lyse Numuhoza will share with us:
 

- her journey through the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda;

- “Rwanda - The Untold Story” BBC documentary

- a joint discussion on how post-conflict reconstruction approaches have affected peace, security and political representation in Rwanda today.

 

Marie Lyse Numuhoza is the founder of Women Peacemakers for Great Lakes Region of Africa, a London based women group with the aims of fostering acknowledgement of the tragedies of the people of Rwanda, healing and then moving towards sustainable Peace and Reconciliation. She is from Rwanda and has been living in the UK for the past 16 years. She holds a degree in African Studies and Development studies from School of Oriental and African Studies. She has been a human right activist for the past 14 years and has campaigned with London Citizens and Independent Asylum commission and STAR campaigning for refugees and asylum seeker issues. She is also involved with the Voices of African Women campaign within Women International League for Peace and Freedom. VoAW work on advancing African women rights as well as working in the promotion of SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.