Women who were raped and tortured by men usually bore children. Children
born out of rape are called “shamed children." These children were shunned by society and all people alike.
They lost it all. Women
lost their homes, their loved ones, and had to decide to keep the babies
rape or give them to orphanages.Women
were probably the most affected by this genocide. Women who decided to
keep their babies born of rape had a lot of burdens. They were looked
down by society, had to keep other orphans, and had very little money to
support their children.
People Involved in the Genocide
People are still plagued with images from the horror, both Tutsis and
Hutus. Hutus have to carry the burden of knowing that they killed their own
friends and neighbors. The fact that they back stabbed the people they worked
with. The Tutsis had to carry being raped, seeing rape, and seeing their loved
ones killed. Even though the genocide has ceased, the horrors from
then, will they ever go away?