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Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth: A CPA Podcast

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Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth, a CPA podcast, gives a voice to parliamentarians, civil society experts and activists across the Commonwealth to discuss common democratic challenges and share their ideas on what can be done to solve them.

Kwibuka27: Remembrance and Genocide Prevention

Each year, on 7 April, Rwandans mark Kwibuka, the National Commemoration of Victims of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, in remembrance of the estimated 800,000 people who were killed during a campaign of violence carried out by Hutu extremists from 7 April to 4 July 1994.

On the 27th anniversary of the start of genocide in Rwanda, we ask:

What can parliamentary democracies do to remember victims of genocide and prevent future genocides?

To discuss this question, we are joined by:

  • Lieutenant-General Hon. Roméo Dallaire, the former Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda
  • Hon. Emma Furaha Rubagumya, MP, Rwanda Chamber of Deputies
  • Dr. Joseph Ryarasa Nkurunziza, Executive Director, Never Again Rwanda
  • Dr. Kate Ferguson, Co-Executive Director, Protection Approaches
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Kwibuka27: Remembrance and Genocide Prevention