1. Creation and statutes of DUHOZANYE
The tragic events of April - July 1994 that hit Rwanda have left various forms of scars on the genocide survivors. Indeed, the genocide took thousands of lives and thus broke up the foundations of social relations. The unprecedented crimes committed during the genocide have caused very deep fear, despair and a lot of mistrust at the family and community levels.
The survivors of the genocide have lost their belongings and family members that they loved much. To various extents, they have had trauma experiences, exclusion, lack of shelter, isolation, fear and loss of hope to live. Some have been injured, threatened, tortured while others have been victims of rape and sexual abuse. Some women and girls contracted unwanted pregnancies or HIV / AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
To address this complex issue, widow survivors of Save, former District of Shyanda, created DUHOZANYE on 11 November 1994. DUHOZANYE is a non-profit making association with the primary objective of defending the rights of widows and orphans first and contributing then to sustainable development in its operational area as a way of finding a common solution to various problems caused by the genocide.
The target group of its interventions was the widows and orphans of the genocide particularly and the hall people of Gisagara District in a given project.
From 1994 to 2010, just more than 16 years have passed. DUHOZANYE has had an extensive experience within its mission framework of socio-economic rehabilitation of widows and orphans of the genocide by integrating them into the national development.