Jason H. Nshimye: Rwandan Survivor

Jason Nshimye was born and raised in Rwanda. He is the Founder and President of the Human Rights¬†and Justice Foundation. He has been an activist for human rights and crime prevention. Jason, at the age¬†of 15, and his wife Francoise, at the age of 8, survived the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Bisesero,¬†Rwanda. As public speakers, they share their experiences as survivors because they believe it is in¬†everyone’s best interest to support victims and strive for forgiveness, peace, and reconciliation. Jason is¬†a former President of The Richmond Rwandan Community. He was named as Correspondent of the year¬†by Richmond Times-Dispatch in 2011.¬†For this project, he provided survivor testimony to help illuminate¬†his experiences before, during, and after the genocide.

 

Oral testimony 

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