Before 1994, divisionism, persecution of Tutsi was compelling many to exile and culminated into Genocide against Tutsi in 1994. Liberation struggle, backed by a “fundamentally new and better” ideology: inclusion and unity of Rwandans- the Rwandan Spirit and since 1994, process of reconciliation and reconstruction, spearheaded by a Government of Unity. However, the Government of National Unity was faced with the following insurmountable challenges:
In 1996, Madam Jeannette Kagame brought together spouses of male Cabinet members and women Cabinet members with the aim of promoting cohesion among themselves and work together to enhance unity and peace; hence the name Unity Club INTWARARUMURI (Torch bearer). Also concerning male members, on 8th March 2007, marking Unity Club 10th Anniversary milestone, the club extended its membership to include effective associate members composed of spouses of effective members.