About us

Welcome to Ibuka-USA, a branch of Ibuka-Rwanda, which was established in the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Ibuka means “Remember” in Kinyarwanda, and our organization is an umbrella organization comprising survivors, survivors’ associations, and other organizations that work tirelessly to fight against the legacy of the genocide and its effects on survivors.

Our mission

Our mission is to assist and advocate for genocide survivors, promote their socio-economic and cultural development through the implementation of various projects, and fight for justice by bringing perpetrators of the genocide to account. Additionally, we are committed to the prevention of future genocides through educational efforts and by fighting against all forms of extremism, racism, and anti-Semitism.

Our vision

Our vision is to address the issues caused by the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, with a particular focus on assisting survivors, promoting justice and fighting impunity, preserving the memory of the victims, combating revisionism and negationism, and fighting against ethnic discrimination and genocide ideology. We believe it is essential to challenge all forms of trivialization, denial, and revision of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

At Ibuka-USA, we are committed to fulfilling our mission and vision through various programs and initiatives. We work closely with local communities to identify and address the needs of survivors and provide them with tailored support to help them rebuild their lives. We also organize educational initiatives and community outreach programs to raise awareness of the genocide and its impact on survivors, and advocate for justice for survivors by supporting legal proceedings against perpetrators.

In addition, we work to prevent future genocides by promoting education and awareness of warning signs and promoting policies and programs that support peace, justice, and reconciliation. We believe that by working together, we can create a better future for all and ensure that the memory of the victims of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda is never forgotten.

Thank you for visiting Ibuka-USA, and we look forward to working with you to make a difference in the lives of genocide survivors and to create a better world for all.

Executive committee

Jason H Nshimye
Executive Chairperson
Edith Umugiraneza
Appolinaire Munyaneza
Divine Mugabo