Foundation Silvana Arbia

The Foundation Silvana Arbia was established in San Marino on the 8th of November 2014.

The Foundation was created by Magistrate Silvana Arbia who, for nearly nine years, up to 2008, served in the capacity of Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (TPIR) located in Arusha. Silvana was the accuser of those re- sponsible for the genocide of one million ethnic Tutsi who were massacred in the space of a few months, from April to July 1993, in this severely tormented African country. In 2013 she was awarded the Peace Prize of Soroptimist International of Europe, a prize intended for women who have distinguished themsel- ves in the social environment. Her candidacy was presented by the Club of San Marino that had been active for many years in Rwanda assisting women and orphans.

According to the intentions of the Magistrate, the Foundation must above all support families, and mothers in particular, so that they may resist and react to the abduction of their sons. We must work for a collective awareness so that violence against human beings may cease.

Right now the Foundation is still relatively small, but the aim is to make it better known so that as it grows it can raise awa- reness among the populations and particularly amidst all the members of all the clubs of Soroptimist International.

Silvana Arbia Foundation

Annual fee (minimum €30,00)

To be paid by bank transfer made out to the Silvana Arbia Foundation, Bank: B.A.C. Dogana (RSM) IBAN: SM08B0303409800000060166843 SWIFT: BASMSMSMXXX

The board of directors

President - Alba Baredi
Treasurer - Cesarina Maccagli
Secretary - Sandra Stacchini
Counselors - Mara Verbena, Drenka Drezga