2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. During the 100 days that ravaged Rwanda between April and July 1994, an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 women and girls were raped and over 800,000 were killed. No one was spared.
Samer Muscati, director of the International Human Rights Program in the Faculty of Law, traveled to Rwanda ten years ago with a group of researchers to interview and photograph genocide survivors who had been victims of sexual violence. His photos are on display now in the Instructional Centre Atrium and Doris McCarthy Gallery Vitrines. Copies of the book And I Live On: The Resilience of Rwandan Genocide Survivors of Sexual Violence will be available for purchase.
Join us in welcoming Samer Muscati and commemorate 25 years since the Rwandan genocide.