Rwanda

In Rwanda the organizations supported by KIOS have enhanced women’s rights and access to justice. Ensuring access to justice for the poorest and the most vulnerable is at the core of the work. The justice system has been strengthened, for instance, through training authorities on human rights.

Living in the shadow of the past

The genocide of 1994 can still be felt in many ways in the country. After the conflict, there has been an effort to reconstruct Rwanda as an unified nation where ethnicity does not matter. The country has witnessed adoption of laws against “genocide ideology”, and these laws have fed into an atmosphere where ethnic differences cannot be mentioned. As a consequence of the laws and the political system, tensions still exists and reconciliation is a slow process.

Silenced civil society needs support

Rwanda’s economy has been growing fast since the 90’s.  Fast economic growth has enabled President Kagame and the ruling party Front Patriotique govern the country with a firm grip. The Government doesn’t regulate just the politics, the public officers and the media, but also freedom and sovereignty of the civil society.  Human rights organizations, the opposition and journalists face harassment, and their freedom of speech is highly restricted.

KIOS supports thematic areas from women’s land rights to legal aid for the poor

Support from KIOS to Rwanda’s civil society has been significant since the independent civil society and the media are weak in the country. In addition, the sources for human rights funding in Rwanda are scarce. In 2015, over 60 local leaders have received education on women’s land rights and over 170 poor have received legal aid with the support by KIOS. Human Rights First Rwanda- organization has promoted the realization of fundamental rights and strengthened the expertise of the legal authority in Kamonyin region.


Rwanda

  • Active period: 2000–2016
  • Total funding: 352,053 €
  • Total projects: 10

Related organisations

  • Inara Legal Aid Service
  • Maison de Droit
  • Human Rights First Rwanda Association

Projects (10)

  • Rwanda
  • 2015–2016
  • Human Rights First Rwanda Association

Rwanda Rural Legal Rights Project Phase II

52,000 €
  • Rwanda
  • 2014–2016
  • Maison de Droit

Ensuring rights to access and management of land for rural women in Karongi District

26,000 €
  • Rwanda
  • 2014–2015
  • Inara Legal Aid Service

Legal Aid to Indigent Population and Vulnerable Groups, Victims of Human Rights Abuses

21,800 €
  • Rwanda
  • 2012–2014
  • Congrès du Travail et de la Fraternité au Rwanda

Monitoring et Campagnes de Plaidoyer en faveur des Droits des Travailleurs au Rwanda

77,600 €
  • Rwanda
  • 2012–2014
  • Inara Legal Aid Service

Legal Aid to Indigent Population and Vulnerable Groups, Victims of Human Rights Abuses

12,400 €
  • Rwanda
  • 2010–2013
  • Communauté des Potiers du Rwanda

Réduction des cas dues à la marginalisation et discrimination des Potiers de deux Districts de la Province du Nord

63,500 €
  • Rwanda
  • 2009–2011
  • Congrès du Travail et de la Fraternité au Rwanda

Projet de vulgarisation, monitoring et documentation des droits des travailleurs au Rwanda

26,900 €
  • Rwanda
  • 2009–2010
  • Communauté des Potiers du Rwanda

La revendication des droits des femmes potières de la province du Sud dans la participation aux programmes nationaux de la promotion de la femme rwandaise

34,600 €
  • Rwanda
  • 2008–2009
  • EJO NZAMERA NTE asbl

Projet d’appui à la préservation des droits au respect de la vie privée et à la confidentialité des personnes affectées par le VIH/SIDA

23,700 €
  • Rwanda
  • 2000–2002
  • Justice Africa

Facilitation of the Role of Rwandese Civil Society in Public Debate on Prevention of Genocide

13,550 €

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