REINTEGRATION OF FREE PRISONERS IN THE COMMUNITY

SUPPORT FOR THE FORGIVENESS AND REINTEGRATION OF RELEASED PRISONERS, EXECUTIONERS OF THE GENOCIDE PERPETRATED AGAINST THE TUTSI IN CYANGUGU DIOCESEIN RWANDA

Financial Partner : Secours Catholique / Caritas France

Direct beneficiaries:
• The prisoners who were involved in the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi, who are preparing to return to the community.

Indirect beneficiaries:
• Family members of victims and families of genocide convicts
• Members of reconciliation groups
• The peace and justice committee’s member in the parishes
• Community representatives

The project goal:
Contribute to the process of unity and reconciliation of members of the Rwandan community

The project Objective
Main objective:
Contribute to the process of integration and peaceful coexistence of the Rwandan community members

Specific objective:
Improve cohabitation between Rwandan families who are victims or executioners of the genocide perpetrated against Tutsis in Cyangugu Diocese.

Project rationale
The tragic moments of war and genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi in 1994 through Rwanda, calls on the Peace and Justice Commission of Cyangugu to continue the work of evangelization and reconstruction of the Rwandan social fabric weakened by these atrocities. It is in this context that it is concerned about the peaceful return of prisoners convicted of being responsible for the crime of this genocide.
Actually, many convicted of felony are completing their sentences and preparing to return to their villages.

To maintain and make profitable the step taken in this process, the Peace and Justice Commission in partnership with Secours Catholique / Caritas France is implementing a project of SUPPORT FOR FORGIVENESS AND REINTEGRATION OF THE RELEASED PRISONERS, BURRORS OF THE GENOCIDE IN CYANGUGU DIOCESE IN RWANDA for a period from January 2020 to December 2022.

Strategies:

To achieve this project goal, the Peace and Justice Commission uses different methods and techniques including awareness sessions, conference debates, training, self-training and conflict resolution, community work, home visits, study trips, days of prayer and retreat, collections and sharing of positive testimonies