Presentation on theme: "Contextual map of Rwanda Rwanda is located in East Central Africa, nestled between Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo."— Presentation transcript:
Where does the Word Genocide Come From? Geno- cide Geno- from the Greek word Genos, which means birth, race of a similar kind, tribe, family Cide- From the Latin word Cida, which means to kill.
What is Genocide?? “Any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: 1. Killing members of the group. 2. Causing serious bodily or mental harm. 3. Deliberately inflicting conditions of life for physical destruction in whole or in part. 4. Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group 5. Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."
Who Are the Hutu and Tutsi? The Hutu and Tutsi are two peoples who share a common past. When Rwanda was first settled, the people who lived there raised cattle. Soon, the people who owned the most cattle were called "Tutsi" and everyone else was called "Hutu." At this time, a person could easily change categories through marriage or cattle acquisition. It wasn't until Europeans came to colonize the area that the terms "Tutsi" and "Hutu" took on a racial role.
RWANDA 1994 The Rwandan Genocide was the slaughter of an estimated 1,000,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus, mostly carried out by two extremist Hutu militia groups (Interahamwe and Impuzamugambi) during a period of 100 days from April 6th through mid-July 1994. The Western and First World Countries did nothing to help this situation. This Genocide was ended when the Tutsi rebel movement (Rwandese Political Front) lead by Paul Kagame seized power of the Hutu Government.
Rwanda 1994 Killers armed with machetes and other weapons killed roughly 8,000 Tutsis a day during a three-month campaign of terror. Powerful nations stood by as the slaughter surged on despite pleas from Rwandan and UN observers”
Rwandan genocidal leaders are on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, in the Rwandan National Court system, and, most recently, through the informal Gacaca village justice program. Present and Future Rwanda
Rwanda today struggles to heal and rebuild, and shows signs of rapid development.