Kwibuka 29 is the annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, which took place from April 7 to July 15, 1994. It is a time for Rwandans to remember and honor the more than one million people, as well as reflect on the lessons learned and promote unity, reconciliation, and peace.
The theme of this year’s International Day is ‘Remember, Unite, Renew’.
In a show of solidarity, PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) women’s football team, one of the most successful and popular women’s football clubs in the world, has joined Rwanda in commemorating Kwibuka 29. The PSG women’s team, known for their talent and diversity, has used their platform to raise awareness about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and promote messages of remembrance, unity, and reconciliation.
The PSG women’s team has actively participated in various commemorative events organized by the Rwandan government and Rwandan communities around the world. This has included attending memorial ceremonies, laying wreaths at genocide memorials, engaging with survivors and their stories, and spreading messages of peace and tolerance through social media and other platforms.
In addition to their participation in commemorative events, PSG women’s team has also been involved in initiatives to promote social cohesion and gender equality in Rwanda. This has included supporting local women’s football programs, engaging with young girls and women in Rwanda through football clinics and workshops, and promoting gender equality and empowerment through sport.
The collaboration between PSG women’s team and Rwanda during Kwibuka 29 serves as a powerful example of how sports can be used as a vehicle for promoting social change, raising awareness about important issues, and fostering solidarity and reconciliation among diverse communities. It highlights the power of sports to transcend boundaries and bring people together, even in the face of the darkest chapters of human history.