The 1994 Rwandan Genocide

· Between 250,000 and 500,000 women were raped during the 100 days of genocide, and an estimated 20,000 children were born from raped women.

· Interahamwe, meaning “those who fight together,” is the name of the anti-Tutsi, government-back militia established by the Hutu.

· The Rwanda Genocide was sparked due to the death of Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu.

· The genocide lasted from April to July in 1994 and was planned by elite members of the political party called the Akazu.

· Hutu extremists faulted the Tutsi for social, economic and political pressure, which led to nearly 1 million Rwandan deaths in a 100-day period. As a result, 70 percent of the Tutsi population and 20 percent of the entire population living in Rwanda perished.

Information derived from foundationrwanda.org, survivors-fund.org and truevineyard.org

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *