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Strengthening Reconciliation Cell Groups to Foster Sustainable Peace

Project Name Strengthening Reconciliation Cell Groups to Foster Sustainable Peace Project Location Rwanda Project Natures Peace and Reconciliation Project Objectives Support peace fellowships formed by community members, enhance the quality of life of members and strengthen the healing of psychological and social trauma after the genocide while maintaining the peaceful relationship of members. Beneficiaries Members and their families in the 14 community peace fellowships No. of Beneficiaries 449 Key Activities Enhance the post-trauma healing capacity of the community peace fellowship. Train CEDAR’s local partner and local community peace facilitators so that they can use the knowledge and skills they learn to further the journey of repentance and forgiveness of former genocide perpetrators and survivors. Provide a three-day advanced

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‘Give You this Calf as a Mark of Reconciliation’ – Road to Reconciliation after the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Written by: Edward Lai  (Senior Communications Officer) “I give you this calf as a mark of reconciliation” says Innocent, a survivor in the genocide in Rwanda. He scrubbed the calf’s body with grass, held the rope tied to the neck, and handed it to the “new master” – the one who had tried to kill him with a machete along with other mobs. There are still many clearly visible scars on his face. Among them, there are two cross-shaped scars on the left cheek, one extending from the forehead down to the nostril, and the other from the cheekbones to the right side of the nose. When he lowered his head, there were also many scars come from

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