About us

Ibuka-USA, is one of many branches of IBUKA-Rwanda. Ibuka-Rwanda, which means “Remember”, was created in the wake of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwandan, is an umbrella organization of survivors, survivors’ associations, and other organizations fighting the legacy of the genocide and its effects onto survivors.

Our mission

Our purpose is to assist and advocate for the genocide survivors, develop, implement socio-economic and cultural projects that foster the well-being of genocide survivors and their social development. Ibuka-USA’s objective is to initiate and support efforts aimed at bringing genocide perpetrators to justice. Furthermore, to initiate and support genocide prevention educational efforts and efforts against racism, anti-Semitism, and all forms of extremism.

Our vision

Our vision is to address problems caused by the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, in particular, the assistance of survivors, the promotion of justice and fight against impunity, the preservation of the memory of the victims, the fight against revisionism, negations, the fight against the ethnic discrimination and genocide ideology. We aim to fight against all forms of trivialization, denial, and revision of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Membership

Ibuka USA is composed of adherent and honorary members concerned about genocide prevention and supporting genocide survivors.  

  • Adherent Members: They are survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, who align with the Ibuka-USA mission and vision and have expressed the desire to join the organization. 
  • Honorary Members: They are individuals that have distinguished themselves as genocide survivors’ allies and friends and share the Ibuka USA’s mission and vision. 

Executive committee

Jason H Nshimye
Executive Chairperson
Edith Umugiraneza
Vice-Chairperson
Appolinaire Munyaneza
Secretary
Divine Mugabo
Treasurer