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CNLG tables 2019/2020 report and 2020/2021 action plan before parliament

As stipulated by the law N° 09/2007 of 16/02/2007 determining responsibilities , structure and functioning  of the national Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), on Thursday  14th October 2020, tabled before the parliament its a2019/2020 annual report and 2020/2021 action plan

 CNLG prepared and gave 282 lectures in schools, two in transit centers and 12 lectures in prisons. Articles were also published on CNLG website as well as its social media accounts, a monthly electronic newsletter, Icyizere, comprising CNLG’s main activities was also published.

 Studies were also conducted on preparation and execution of the Genocide against the Tutsi in the former  Kibuye, Kigali Ngali, the City of Kigali  Byumba prefectures.  Research books were also published namely Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu yahoze ari Perefegitura ya Gitarama; Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu yahoze ari Perefegitura ya Cyangugu, Ubuhamya bwatanzwe na bamwe mu Batutsi bakorewe itotezwa n’iyirukanwa mu mashuri makuru n’ayisumbuye mu 1973 and «Amakayi y’Urwibutso» , written by   Florence Prudhomme in collaboration with  Michelle Muller.

Concerning advocacy for genocide survivors within the country or abroad, a total of 109 complaints were received and advocated for to the concerned institutions. Most of them have been addressed while follow up for others still goes on.

In regard to preparation and coordination of activities to commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsi, on April 7, 2020, the ceremony to kick off the national mourning week at national level was presided over by HE president of the Republic Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame. They paid respect to more than 250 genocide victims laid to rest at the Kigali Genocide memorial center in Gisozi and lit the Flame of Hope.

 Concerning the search for bodies and decent burial of genocide victims,  during the year 2019/2020, a total of   24,523 were identified to be accorded decent burial including   808 bodies recovered from various areas across the Districts and    23,715 bodies relocated from poorly constructed memorials.

 In conservation of genocide proofs, during this year 2019/2020, renovation of memorial sites and conservation of genocide artefacts was carried out.

 Concerning the search for aid to genocide survivors and advocacy for compensation, CNLG advocated for   11 students survivors who had not had neither REB nor FARG scholarships; they got admissions in higher learning institutions.

 CNLG also helped 40 genocide survivors to get access to legal representation from Rwanda Bar Association while 41,328 genocide survivors from the Eastern Province were tested for hepatitis in partnership with RBC/ministry of Health; 35,685 were immunized while follow up will be made for those who tested positive.

In regard to establishing measures to fight genocide dniers and trivializers,CNLG advocated for the injustice committed against Mr Emmanuel Cattier,a French citizen who strive raise awareness  on the  truth about the genocide against the Tutsi as well as the  involvement of some french citizens.

 CNLG also signed a memorandum of understanding withn the „Memorial de la Shoah” regarding research, documentation and human resources capacity building.

 CNLG carried out different activities to fight genocide deniers and minimizers and put in place the strategy to deal with with those carrying it out abroad.

In regard to establishment of the strategy to deal with the consequences of the genocide including trauma and other diseases inheredited from the genocide, data entry is going  on for the the collected data related to living conditions of genocide survivors in Rwanda.  Data for 36467 people have been entered out of 61,132 people to whom the data collection was conducted.