Multi generational Trauma in Rwanda Webinar

Monday, 9 May 2022, 1:00-2:30PM EDT / 7:00-8:30PM CAT & CMT

This International Center for MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma webinar is held in collaboration with Foundation Rwanda, in observance of Rwanda's ‘100 days of slaughter’ and mourning, which follow 7 April -- the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. ICMGLT’s Intergenerational legacies Rwanda I webinar focused on the challenges of parenting after genocide; this Rwanda II webinar focuses on challenges experienced by children, including those born after the genocide.


Joseph Nshimiyimana Born in January 1988 in Southern Province, Nyaruguru District, Joseph is the sole survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, of a family with six children. Having gone through a difficult time after the genocide, Joseph became a Head of a Household of three and felt that it made him a strong person. He earned a bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently working in AVEGA as District Counselor in Gisagara District.

Chantal Mudahogora A survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, who lived in Canada for 24 years and currently works in Rwanda as well, with extensive and complex national and international professional experience in mental health, Chantal Mudahogora is a Registered Professional Counselor with a master's degree in Clinical Counseling, who received several awards for her community engagement. A Consultant to Foundation Rwanda, Ms. Mudahogora recently co-authored a study on intergenerational transmission of trauma to offspring of Tutsi genocide survivors and is a proud mother of three young adults.

Jeannette Kawera Jeannette Kawera, a Rwandan professional passionate Journalist who graduated from YALA - a Women International Journalism Academy, is currently working for The New Times, Rwanda. She earned an Advanced Diploma, majoring in Hospitality Management & Leadership from Akilah Institute for Women. She holds the 2021 Humanitarian Award Winner in the Consumer Choice Awards for her ‘Fight Against Period Poverty Campaign’ and the 2022 Excellence Service Award from Barista For Better. She and her twin sister are the youngest of four girls, raised by a single mother. Kawera is a Foundation Rwanda Youth Ambassador who always fights for better changes in the community.

Mutuyemariya Uwujuje Rachelle Mutuyemariya Uwujuje Rachelle was born in August 2000 in Huye district/south province. She is a clinical psychology student at the University of Rwanda. From 2014 she was a representative of the mental health club in Group Scolaire Mère du Verbe Kibeho where she attended secondary school. Since then, she has been serving as a volunteer at the Mental Health Dignity Foundation.


Dr. Yael Danieli, Founder and Executive Director, International Center for the study, prevention, and treatment of MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma; Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children.




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