Rwandan genocide survivor advocates for peace and forgiveness

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United Nations 20th Commemoration of the Rwanda Genocide

The youth in Rwanda must learn to forgive and live together, a genocide survivor said during a memorial ceremony at the UN commemorating the event.

Kizito Kalima is the co-founder of the Amahoro Project for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, a grassroots movement that advocates for peace and forgiveness through reconciliation.

In 1994, Hutu extremists slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in a period of 100 days.

Mr. Kalima, a Tutsi, saw his whole family massacred during the genocide. Injured, he survived by hiding under a pile of bodies and later took cover in a swamp. Invited to the memorial to share his story, he shared his message with Jocelyne Sambira ahead of the event.

Duration: 2'05''

 

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