The Youvia women football club has paid tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide while pledging to fight genocide denial and ideology.
The Staff and players of the club conducted the visit at the Kigali Genocide memorial where 250,000 victims are laid to rest. All of the players who visited the memorial were born after the Genocide.
During the visit, players were given a tour of the memorial where they were enlightened on how the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was set and executed, claiming the lives of over a million innocents in just 100 days.
Kigali Genocide Memorial
The exhibition hall located in Gisozi is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This memorial also serves to educate about how the Genocide against the Tutsi took shape and examines genocide in the 20th century. The memorial gardens provide a place for quiet contemplation about the history of the Genocide, and allows visitors to reflect on how we all have a personal responsibility to prevent discrimination and mass atrocity.
As a club, we honor the memory of all the innocent lives that were atrociously killed during the genocide against the Tutsi.