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University of Notre Dame

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Fall 2021

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Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding


Cases of physiological and psychological health disorders in the generation succeeding generation of the 1994 genocide are rising at an alarming pace. The presented work herein details a qualitative and quantitative approach to understanding the transmission of trauma from the surviving population of the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi in their offspring using the APA PTSD System Scale-Interview (PSS-I). Several variables including age, gender and background were employed in this study. The results indicate that offspring born of targeted survivors of the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi show increased trends of experiencing PTSD symptoms with children born in 1994 exhibiting the greatest increase, regardless of gender.


African History | African Languages and Societies | African Studies | Mental and Social Health | Peace and Conflict Studies | Politics and Social Change | Psychology | Social and Cultural Anthropology


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