Following the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Jeanne Mwiliriza made it a regular practice to organize groups of female survivors to share their stories and provide one another with emotional support. In January 2006, Jeanne founded Tubahumurize Association with the vision of empowering female victims violence in Rwanda. Today, Tubahumurize Association serves survivors of violence and other socially and economically marginalized women including: genocide survivors, victims of gender-based violence, women living with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses, single mothers, grandmothers and orphaned girls heading up households. Many of our organization's beneficiaries fall into several of these categories. We provide a safe, supportive, female-centered space for women, group and individual trauma counselling, life-skills coaching and gender/human rights education, healthcare education and support services, vocational training, and opportunities for sustainable income-generating activities. To date, Tubahumurize has assisted over 1000 women through our programs. We currently serve about 450 Rwandan women and, indirectly, also support about 1,050 dependent children.
Tubahumurize Association’s Founder and Program Coordinator, Jeanne Mwiliriza, was invited to attend this week’s National Trauma Symposium in Kigali, Rwanda. Taking place 25 years after the Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi, the symposium centered around the theme of “embracing trauma management from grassroot initiatives to institutional interventions.” Over 200 people gathered at the Kigali Marriott Read more about Tubahumurize’s Founder, Jeanne Mwiliriza, attends the National Trauma Symposium[…]
Tubahumurize Association is looking for a dynamic, mature and creative volunteer to assist with our organization’s ongoing activities in Kigali, Rwanda. Click here to apply! Position Overview Tubahumurize is a grassroots NGO that empowers female survivors of violence in Rwanda through trauma counselling, micro-credit loans and a sewing school and cooperative. We are in need of an Read more about Tubahumurize Women’s Association is Looking for a Volunteer[…]
We created this short film showcasing our story and our impact. Check it out! The film was made to celebrate the ten year anniversary of our partnership with the Green and Gold Community Garden at the University of Alberta in Canada.
On Saturday March 3rd, we participated in the 9th edition of the Kigali Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market at J.Lynns, Rouge Hotel. We met with people from all around the world and exchanged on Tubahumurize’s work and mission. We sold the cooperative’s products and our handcrafts encountered great success! The benefits of these sales enable us Read more about Tubahumurize at the 9th Kigali Farmers’ and Artisans’ Women’s Day Market[…]
We are thrilled that our partners at the Green & Gold Community Garden in Edmonton, Alberta will soon be receiving a Senate of Canada 150 Medal! The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first sitting of the Senate in 1867. Each Senator has been given the opportunity to award a Read more about Green & Gold Community Garden to receive Senate of Canada 150 Medal![…]
Tubahumurize is a dream volunteer position for any enthusiastic and self-motivated individual wanting to gain experience in a wide array of domains and spend their days with a truly extraordinary group of women. The diverse activities of the association mean that you are able to choose what you would most like to engage in and Read more about Volunteer Reflections[…]