Helping Rwanda Heal

Rwanda experienced a ferocious genocide in 1994, with 800,000 people killed in 100 days. It remains a stain on the world’s conscience because the international community failed to intervene.  A new article in the journal Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology describes a number of strategies employed by the government to bring Rwanda back from its shattered state, many of which have proven successful. Addressing the trauma on an individual level remains a significant challenge. Rwanda’s recovery from the genocide has been remarkable, but efforts to heal individuals need to continue in order to build a country that looks to the future rather than one that is haunted and defined by its genocide. 

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