Tuesday, 27 January 2009

A legacy of genocide

I was talking to a group of 15 female genocide survivors in Rwanda today. One of the women, who was a captivatingly impressive and strong woman who heads up a womens organisation in Rwanda was trying to explain that the trauma of the genocide would be felt by generations to come. Its something that reoccurs without warning. She gave the example of a marriage - the parents not being there because they were killed.
When you consider how they were killed, and in many cases in front of their children, (plus worse) you can begin to understand what that must be like.
And we let it happen.

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