Source: (2003) Paper submitted for the XIth International Symposium on Victimology. 13-18 July 2003, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Downloaded 21 August 2003.In this paper, Martine Beckers looks at violence and the victims of genocide and massacres that took place in Rwanda in 1994. She concentrates on the needs of the most vulnerable and weak groups, as well as on assistance provided by various organizations in medical, psychological, spiritual, social, and judicial spheres. Her paper covers the following matters: the nature and extent of violence in Rwanda during the period of genocide; types and numbers of victims, including survivors of the hatred and violence; and types and extent of assistance to genocide survivors.