Donderdag 17 mei spreekt Mama Lambert (trauma therapeute bij onze partnerorganisatie in Rwanda) bij Sterk Huis in Goirle ter gelegenheid van het 10 jarig bestaan van Stichting Mukomeze. Mukomeze en Sterk Huis zetten zich als organisaties ieder op hun eigen wijze in voor de empowerment van vrouwen, mannen, kinderen en jongeren.
13:30 uur: Ontvangst
14:30-17:00 uur: lezingen en ronde tafelgesprekken
– Mama Lambert over haar werk in Rwanda
– Gerrianne Rozema over Centrum Seksueel Geweld (CSG)
– Marjolein Kock over (seksuele) weerbaarheid voor jongeren
Ronde tafelgesprekken met 5 thema’s: Weerbaarheid, Trauma(behandeling), Zingeving, Centrum voor Seksueel Geweld, Alleenstaande minderjarige Vluchtelingen
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Together with Iriba Shalom International we are happy to be able to support 17 women survivors of genocidal sexual violence in Mukoma (Southwest Rwanda) and to give them one sheep each. You can read the short announcement of this project that foresees in, amongst other things, in the women’s livelihood, in Iriba Shalom’s 7th Newsletter (April 2018).
Ten years ago Mukomeze Foundation was founded. Because of this anniversary we are organising a special evening at Humanity House in The Hague on Thursday April 5th. We will screen the documentary The Uncondemned and afterwards Anne-Marie de Brouwer, co-founder of Mukomeze, and Patricia Viseur-Sellers, special advisor at the International Criminal Court discuss various topics regarding the film.
Trailer of ‘The Uncondemned’
The Uncondemned tells the gripping story of a group of young international lawyers, activists and Rwandan women. Together, they played a major role in the international recognition and prosecution of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
During the Rwandan genocide, starting on the 6th of April in 1994, an estimated 800.000 Rwandans were brutally killed in the space of 100 days. Soon after the genocide, it became clear that sexual violence had played a major factor during the mass murder and was used as a weapon of war.
Four years later, in 1998, judges of the Rwanda Tribunal gave an important verdict. For the first time a suspect was found guilty of using sexual violence as a weapon of war during a genocide: mayor Jean-Paul Akayesu. The documentary portrays this iconic trial.
After the movie, we will talk about the prosecution of sexual violence as a weapon of war and the judicial process regarding the trials. Did the case against Akayesu have a deterring effect on possible future perpetrators? What needs to be done to prosecute those who go unpunished? And how does sexual violence still play a role in today’s conflict areas?
- Anne-Marie de Brouwer. Co-founder Mukomeze Foundation and IMPACT: Center against Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence in Conflict.
- Patricia Viseur Sellers. Special Adviser on gender-based crimes for the International Criminal Court (ICC). Patricia contributed to the trial against Akayesu.
- The moderator will be Christophe Paulussen. Senior Researcher T.M.C. Asser Instituut.