Sunday, December 07, 2014

Rwanda: The Lawyer and house distribution

Lawyer John Bosco, explained to me how it worked once prisoners who had been taking part in the genocide were released and had to move back into the community they came from. Inn rWanda, there was a rehousing program put in place in order too re build houses that had been burnt down. Also, it was designed so that that prisoners who came back could not re-commit crimes easily. It basically means that people who had killed were living next to survivors. This "pattern of houses" meant that neighbours are living close together and the community would be able to keep an eye out for each other. To me, an outsider, it seemed rather surreal that someone who escaped genocide would potentially live next to someone who took part in genocide. In reality, it seems to be working pretty well. 
John Bosco in his office with his secretary
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