Digital platform to access genocide archives launched in Rwanda

The Kigali Genocide Memorial launched an educational online platform, IWitness, with 55 000 testimonies of genocide survivors in the Institute’s Visual History Archive (VHA).

During the launch, Dr Jean-Damascene Gasanabo (Director General of Research and Documentation Center at the National Commission for the fight against Genocide) said that the platform is a ‘useful tool to effectively teach young Rwandans about the past. The country wants to teach the young generation about the Genocide to help them prepare for the future. The documented data has videos of first-hand witnesses as well as subtitles. This will help students understand better the history.’