The Association of Genocide Widows AVEGA AGAHOZO (Association des Veuves du Génocide Agahozo) is a not for profit association established in January 1995 in the aftermath of the Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsis in Rwanda.
The creation of AVEGA took root from the awareness that “unity makes strength”, and that only by combining their efforts and organizing themselves, these widows could successfully deal with their common challenges and resolve them.
The vision of AVEGA is to create a framework of mutual consolation for the widows and promote their empowerment for them to integrate socially and economically and participate in national and international development
The mission of AVEGA is to work for the development and reintegration of widows and orphans of the Genocide and improve their psycho-socio-economic(bet chan)conditions in solidarity, justice and social peace.
AVEGA has a holistic and community-based approach to its programs. It believes that engaging directly with its members and the communities in which they live is the most effective way of inspiring positive long-term change.