The Aftermath of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide – Problems of Reconciliation. Introduction Sixteen years after the Rwandan genocide, human rights and equity are lofty ideals. The faith that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) put in national truth and reconciliation programs is too idealistic. For instance, many Rwandans believe that the ‘Gacaca’ local hearings and ritual forgiveness is unjust of itself. (Burnet 2008) The need to testify can make Tutsis and Hutus feel the more divided as they raise again the massacres of 1994 in which at least 800,000 Rwandans died in 100 days. (MacNamee 310) The paper will explain how the 1994 genocide is not forgotten in Rwanda and especially, as it affected women and girls. Violent incidents and general...The end:
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