We provide beneficiaries with the tools and support to cope with their trauma via individual and group counseling.
LIFE SKILLS COACHING
We host workshops and training sessions for vulnerable women on topics such as hygiene, nutrition, human rights, disease management and sexual health
We equip women with the skills and resources needed to manage small businesses by providing entrepreneurship training and small micro-credit loans.
We train our students in sewing, embroidery and quilting and create a community of women engaged in a therapeutic environment.
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 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[…]
Earlier this summer, Tubahumurize was selected as a winner of Airtel Rwanda’s “Touching Lives” competition. The 10-episode series is now airing on Rwanda Television, Television 1, Television 10, and Royal Television, and is also available on YouTube! You can watch the episode below. The segment on Tubahumurize starts halfway through the episode (at 15:30). We cannot thank Airtel Read more about Watch Tubahumurize on Airtel Touching Lives![…]
I have just arrived back in Kigali from Caux, Switzerland, where I attended the 25th annual Creators of Peace Conference, hosted by the CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation (CAUX-IofC). Established in 1946, the CAUX-IofC aims to inspire, equip and connect individuals, groups and organizations to address the world’s needs on the promotion of trust, ethical leadership Read more about Creators of Peace Conference[…]
Tubahumurize Association is looking for a dynamic, mature and skilled intern to assist with our organization’s ongoing activities in Kigali, Rwanda. Position Overview We are currently looking for an intern to assist with the following elements: Communications Developing web content, providing English e-mail assistance, generating creative social media, publishing participatory e-newsletters and producing marketing materials for Read more about Tubahumurize is looking for a volunteer![…]
There are many special elements that make Tubahumurize what it is, one of which is our sewing school. Our seventh cohort of students are currently halfway through their ten months of training. Each year, twenty students join the school to learn sewing and embroidery, as well as to participate in workshops on personal hygiene, women’s Read more about Sewing School Creates Opportunities for Women in Need[…]
At Tubahumurize, the possibilities are endless. Anyone who has spent time exploring our shop knows that in every nook and cranny you are bound to find another creation. We may be best known for our quilts and wide selection of bags, but our infinitely talented seamstresses have mastered everything from bucket hats to kippahs to Read more about Getting Creative with Kitenge[…]