Seminario "Community resilience in post genocide Rwanda"

Prof. Eugene Rutembesa
Mercoledì, 29 Marzo, 2017

In 1994, in hundred days, more than one million of Tutsi have been killed most of them by their neighbors. The genocide ideology was built on a racist ideology to consider the Tutsi like the oppressor which it was necessary to exterminate forever. In 1995 after this extermination of the Tutsi, the consequences were so many: social interactions have been broken, devastating psychotrauma, solitude and silence, isolation. The challenge for the government, professionals in mental health, civil society was to say: “How to reconstruct a society completely destroyed to overcome those psychosocial wounds? How to use the community resources? How to rebuild the trust and positive interactions to the destroyed community? For Rwandese the wellbeing (to be healthy) means to have a lot of friends rather than getting money or materials. How far the Rwandan culture would help to deal with such issue?

Prof. Eugene Rutembesa College of Medcine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda 

Martedì 4 Aprile 2017 ore 14.00

Aula Magna, piano 4
Facoltà di Medicina e Psicologia
Via dei Marsi 78, Roma

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