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Mission

  1. Provide funding for education of children born from rape during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda.

  2. Link their mothers to psychological and medical services and income-generating activities.

  3. Create awareness about the consequences of genocide and sexual violence through photography and new media.

Over 830 Foundation Rwanda students will graduate from secondary school or vocational training by 2020. Since Foundation Rwanda’s inception in 2007, Survivors Fund (SURF) has been our key partner in providing life-changing services to the Foundation Rwanda families. More >>

 
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Disclosure

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the genocide (April 2019), photographer Jonathan Torgovnik returned to Rwanda to embark on the follow-up project to the Emmy-nominated short film and subsequent book Intended Consequences. Disclosure tells the families’ stories after the mothers disclosed the truth about their children’s conception. The children are speaking for the first time, as young adults, reflecting on the years of growing up in the shadow of being called “children of the killers.” More >>

 
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Intended Consequences

Intended Consequences began as a  multimedia project in 2007 by photojournalist Jonathan Torgovnik with the story of Margaret, the first of many courageous mothers who shared their harrowing  experiences of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. At the end of her interview, Margaret quietly revealed that she gave birth to a baby boy as a result of genocidal rape. Over 30 women with children born of rape participated in the initial project. More >>

 
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The effects on my life from being born as a result of genocide rape are feelings of sadness, shame, and low self-esteem.
— BEATA
My mother does not tell me she loves me many times, but she does things that let me know that she loves me, like selling her cow and land so I can go to university.
— ATHANSE