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THE WILL TO PREVENT GENOCIDE AND MASS ATROCITIES: RWANDA A CASE STUDY

Description
The will to prevent Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Rwanda a Case Study is an educational workshop in order to reconcile with the wounds of the past, and prevent such destructive events in the future, both understanding and participation are needed. Learning what happened, and why, gives the ability to attempt to prevent similar tragedies in the future.”
In 2008, the House of Commons unanimously agreed to MP Irwin Cotler’s motion, designating April 7, the start of the Rwandan Genocide, as annual “Day of Reflection on the Prevention of Genocide.”

Reflection

“What can you and I do as human beings and citizens to work against denial, violence and future genocides? How can individual citizens contribute to promoting human rights and reconciliation in the 21st century?” for instance: Rwandan Genocide or Tutsi Genocide.

Workshop Synosis
April 1994 General Romeo Dallaire, Canadian and Chief Commandant of United Nations Mission for Rwanda (UNMIR), witnessed a preventable of Rwandan genocides and the failure of the U.N and its member states to intervene. The events case the death of one million people with other 2.5 million fleeing to neighboring countries.

Participants

Learning plan is to raise public awareness on Rwandan Genocide/Tutsi Genocide and calling the world to engage in these debates and gain a commitments to social justice or to social change that extends beyond their personal or short term concerns.

Activities

Learners will develop a newspaper style report that will try to bring an overviews and perspective to the history of Rwanda and International.

Sources

Roméo Dallaire, Shake Hands with the Devil (Random House of Canada, 2003), 584 pages.
Linda Melvern, Conspiracy to murder: The Rwanda Genocide (London: New York: Verso, 2004)
Samantha Power, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide New York : Basic Books, 2002, 384 pp

Outcomes
Learners will explore the examples of destructiveness such as war crimes, rape, mass atrocities or other life integrity violations of human rights.
Learners will explore uncovering truth and trying to understand violence, evil in history and human nature.
Learning outcomes: The learners will identify the needs, issues, and complications concerned Rwanda Genocide or Tutsi Genocide.

Key Players
1.         Lieutenant – General The Honourable Romeo A. Dallaire,(Retired) Senator,  commended United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) author : “ Shake hands with the devil: the failure of Humanity in Rwanda”.
2.         Mr. Koffi Annan ( previously the Chief of Staff to the United Nations Security Council and former Secretary General of the United Nations).

3.         Late Juvenal Habyalimana, General Major and Founder of FAR and MRND - Hutu, Former  President of Rwanda.

4.         Mr. Paul Kagame, the Rwandan Patriotic Front(RPF) - Former rebels now current Government Army - Tutsi. From 2000 to present is the President of Rwanda and Former Deputy Chief - Commandant  Ugandan Army -National Resistance Army(NRA).

5.         Mr. Yoweri Museveni the President of Uganda, Chief Commandant of NRA.

6.         Late Mobuto Seseko Désire, former President of Zaire now Republic Democratic of Congo(RDC).

7.         Mr.Bill Clinton apology- Former President of United States of America

8.         United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Reconciliation│Forgiveness│Literacy │Truth │
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