Association of Research and Mission for Africa (ARAMA), a rehabilitation service center that gives support totorture victims opened a rehabilitation Centre in Ngoma district.

The rehabilitation centrenamed “Haven of Hope” gives attention to victims of torture, rape and gender-based violence.

Thecentre is aimed at restoring hope to the physically and sexually assaulted victims and also carries out awareness campaigns against gender based violence in Ngoma district.

Haven of Hope centre was officially opened by Michael Ryan, Ambassador of European Union to Rwanda and Jules Gahamanyi, Country Director of ARAMA.

According to some beneficiaries, “Haven of hope” Centre will help them access easy and quick services in addition to preventing gender based violence.

VenusteNsengiyumva, a beneficiary confirmed that the facility will help to reduce gender based violence since there is a place to report to and get legal advice.

“It’s of great joy that ARAMA has built a centre, this will help us achieve fast healing both emotionally and physically,” he said.

Jules Gahamanyi,Director of ARAMA said that development can never be achieved when peoples’ hearts are not healed.This is why we have embarked on helping people that faced gender based violence or tortured during 1994 Tutsi genocide.

“We help the victims and also we trainlay councilors in every village to support them” he added.ARAMA is funded by European Union.


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