Rwanda: two decades after genocide
Is restorative justice possible after genocide? The New York Times does an excellent job covering life in Rwanda on the ground two decades after the genocide. Victims and their families and offenders and their families continue to work towards peace and healing.
Truth and accountability is critical to the victims who remain after severe violence. Is reconciliation possible? Only the victims and their families may decide this important step. But many victims choose to live in peace and some times side by side. Victims of severe violence often choose to tell their stories which is important in the process of healing.
(Featured in our photo is RJI Global Steering Committee member Pastor John Ngabo who teaches about restorative justice processes in Rwanda after the genocide in 1994. Our photo is unrelated to the article in the Times.)