International Conference on ‘HEALING THE WOUNDS OF HISTORY: ADDRESSING THE ROOTS OF VIOLENCE’ was held at in Kigali on June 13-14 2012. It was co-organised by the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission and the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, in collaboration with the Mizero Foundation and Rwandan Professional Dreamers, and with support from the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide and the National University of Rwanda.

The event was opened by Bishop Dr John Rucyahana, the President of Rwanda National Unity & Reconciliation Commission. During the three days, the international participants explored the psychological roots of violence in recent Rwanda, with an aim to identify new modalities of healing, reconciliation and forgiveness, between both individuals and groups.

To learn more about the conference, please read the CONCEPT PAPER.

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