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Rwandan Community in WA commemorates Genocide against Tutsi 1994

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Rwandan Community in Western Australia gathered together to mark the 30th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The Rwandans was joined by High Commissioner of Rwanda to Australia, Jean de Dieu UWIHANGANYE, Mayor of Stirling City as well as friends of Rwanda.

The event took place at Stirling Civic gardens and started with walk to remember.

RCA in Australia said in the statement, “The memorial welcomes and embraces all who visit in fostering solidarity and strengthening community bonds, embodying a solemn pledge to never again allow such atrocities to reoccur.”

Meanwhile, the first ever Memorial of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Australia and Asia-Pacific region has opened.

“The memorial holds immense emotional significance for the Rwandan Community in Australia, many of whom find it difficult to travel to Rwanda annually to honour their loved ones.”

During the ceremony Sylvie IRADIKUNDA, a member of RCA Perth shared her thoughts on the significance of the memorial for the city of Stirling and future generations.

“The memorial reflects the city’s commitment to inclusivity and serves as a vital education tool, imparting lessons on the grave consequences of hatred, exclusion, and discrimination for future generations.” She said.

Rwandan along side their friends gathered together to mark the 30th commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsi 1994

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