Today marks the 28’th commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi. The Rwandan genocide occurred between 7 April and 15 July 1994 during the Rwandan Civil War. During this period of around 100 days, members of the Tutsi minority ethnic group, as well as some moderate Hutu and Twa, were killed by armed militias.
The scale and brutality of the genocide caused shock worldwide, but no country intervened to forcefully stop the killings. Hutu gangs searched out victims hiding in churches and school buildings. The militia murdered victims with machetes and rifles. Sexual violence was rife, with an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 women raped during the genocide with an estimated 1 Million people killed. The genocide came to an end after the Rwandan Patriotic Front won the civil war against the government forces.