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 En savoir plus surTubahumurize’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 En savoir plus surTubahumurize Women’s Association is Looking for a Volunteer[…]
Nous avons créé ce court film afin de partager notre histoire et notre impact. Le film a été créé en célébration de la dixième anniversaire de notre partenariat avec le jardin communautaire Green and Gold à l’Université de l’Alberta au Canada.
Samedi 3 Mars 2018 nous avons exposé nos produits lors de la 9ème édition du Kigali Farmer’s and Artisan’s Women’s Day Market situé dans l’entrée du Rouge Hotel, J.Lynns. Nous avons eu l’opportunité de rencontrer des gens du monde entier. Nous en avons profité pour échanger sur les actions et la mission de Tubahumurize. En savoir plus surTubahumurize au Kigali Farmer’s and Artisan’s 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 En savoir plus surGreen & 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 En savoir plus surVolunteer Reflections[…]