In 1994, the international community looked on as a million people were killed in three months. The international community utterly failed to prevent and stop this atrocity there are numerous interconnected and complex factors that led to international inaction, such as a misguided view of African conflicts, the bureaucratic nature of the United Nations and peacekeeping fatigue in general.
On December 12th 2016, Never Again Rwanda (NAR) joined the world in commemorating the International Human Rights Day and on this day it was noted how the government of Rwanda has made strides in the promotion and protection of Human Rights.
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10th December as the ‘Human Rights Day’, to bring the attention ‘of the people of the world’ to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all nations.
On June 29th 2016, Never Again Rwanda gathered 20 young writers, in Kigali, to have a discussion on ‘The role that citizen journalism can play in protecting and promoting human rights’. The youth talked about how to use different platforms such as Twitter and Instagram to gather and report news and also to bring to attention the different issues in their communities.