Sexual Minority Rights are Human Rights to.
And these rights should not be negated , disregarded or denied at any given time.
This is the message that Human Rights First Rwanda Association took to civil society actors across the nation in order to raise awareness on change actors within the Non Governmental Organization framework.
Non State actors have a role to play in as far as sexual minority rights advoccy is concerned.The discriminated members of the LGBTI community need an avenue to raise theyre greviances nd these may be seen thrugh Human Rights Defenders in the nation.
Some of the recomendations met were A viable network of Civil Society Actors who are pro- LGBTI advocacy
Mass media participation in this advocacy of Sexual Minorities to be intensified.
Human Rights First Rwanda Association took to the local community in Kamonyi District with the aim of creating a sustainable network for the empowerment of women living with HIV/AIDS.
This network which would be an avenue for best practice sharing and bringing together collective ideas with the aim of bettering the lives of the vulnerable women.
Positive outcomes that were noted from the network creation activity are strategies on economic emancipation as well as advocacy at grass root level both from the community members as well as the local government circles alike all with the aim of bettering the lives of women living with HIV/AIDS.
As it has been realized over the years Local Administrative structures prove to be very effective in the dissemination of strategies and policies especially to the grassroots based communities.
It is in this light that Human Rights First Rwanda Association undertook the initiative of informing local leaders on the sexual minority tolerance.
Customarily such tendencies are considered to be deviant but with shifting trends globally the local populace were enlightened through engaging their leaders.
These leaders were seen to be very resourceful especially in reshaping the mindsets of people living in the rural areas erasing the mentality of sexual minority stigma.