Sometimes In April
For Black History Month African History is often left out of the discussion. The 2004 film titled ,Sometimes In April, albeit not based on a specific individual account but the account of over 1 million who lost their lives as a result of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, those Women and Children who endured mass rape, sex trafficking, and mutilation by way of machetes it is a striking reminder that many more people lost there lives barbarically than rescued. It is a reminder why not to support if not allow such human rights crimes to occur again.
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Rwandan rape survivors and their children, 25 years later
Editor's note: The Rwandan survivors of rape and their children featured in this article are not named as a courtesy to…
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A commandingly haunting film of one of the darkest most harrowing 100 days in the history of the world. On the 10 year anniversary magazines such as Oprah Winfrey gave survivors the floor to relay their accounts of the atrocities they survived. The school yard massacre scene that did occur in real life, the scene of survivors concealing themselves in the local swamp that also occurred, survivors going from one genocidal act to the next really did occur, mass graves, the church massacre that to this day the remains are inside as a memorial, etc etc. That which the film covered did occur in actuality.
Outreach Programme on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda and the United Nations
They were not killed during the genocide, but they are now dying of AIDS, so in essence it was a suspended death…
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SHATTERED LIVES Sexual Violence during the Rwandan Genocide and its Aftermath Human Rights Watch/Africa Human Rights…
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The unfortunate reality is that was pushed into the Congo and as a result those atrocities continue on to this day within the Congo. The sexual violence and violence moreover is rampant. It is rampant enough that aid has been scarce despite the magnitude of the violence that occurs in the region.
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UN 'gravely concerned' by reports of mass rape in DRC
The UN has raised the alarm over widespread, systematic sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)…
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This is why it is important to boycott this forthcoming Winter Olympics held in China because of what is being enacted upon the Uyghur population. Nothing short of genocide and has been for nearly a decade and much like the Rwandan genocide the world has had yet to become aware of it’s violations of human dignity and much like the Rwandan genocide the UN has yet to act. This is why History can never be forgotten nor replaced because it repeats itself when it is.
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King, Jr.