Human Rights First Rwanda Association

(a) To promote human rights education and provide legal assistance to poor and vulnerable groups in the Rwandan community at Large. (b) To empower individuals and groups to campaign for their own rights and the human rights of others peacefully .
Jul 19, 2016

Stakeholders Networking for Combating HIV/AIDS

Networking Skills on fighting HIV/AIDS in Rwanda
Networking Skills on fighting HIV/AIDS in Rwanda

  

Human Rights First Rwanda Association has been very instrumental in networking for advocacy in women’s rights with special focus on women living with HIV.

There are multiple stakeholders in the empowerment of women living with HIV / AIDS

Some of these include the Media Civil Society Organizations Government institutions as well Legal Aid Providers.

In this Regard Human Rights First Rwanda Association joined forces with all stakeholders giving them an insight on the roles they can lay in empowering Women with HIV/AIDS.

We went ahead to build strategies on working with rural networks ad coalitions that advocate for the rights of women living with HIV /AIDS.

The challenges include access to life supporting medication as well as the acceptance and adherence of their status by the community who stigmatize them.

Jul 19, 2016

Global Networking for Sexual Minority Rights

Coalition on Sexua Minority Rights
Coalition on Sexua Minority Rights

 

Sexual minority groups across the world go through the same challenges.

 Stigma and discrimination non acceptance in the mainstream societies and churches are some of the most grievous hindrance to normal livelihood. Human Rights First Rwanda Association went ahead forge links with Local Network of NGO's and Churches Media andInternational actors from International Global Christa groups  which to advocate for acceptance and tolerance of sexual minority rights.

Human Rights First Rwanda Association was positioned in the task force that aims to support sexual minority organizations to be legally registered in Rwanda with the use of existing frameworks and Networks to uphold sexual minority rights.

It was realized that during the meeting that we would voluntarily advocate for the registration of NGO s and the acquisition of legal status.

Apr 20, 2016

CSO Participation in LGBTI Advocacy

Civil Society Participation on LGBTI Rights
Civil Society Participation on LGBTI Rights

Recognizing that Civil Society Organizations have a role to play in bridging the gap between policy formulation and implementation, Human Rights First Rwanda Association took to empower civil society organizations to advocate and lobby for the rights of Sexual Minority groups.

The overriding principles of non-discrimination and equality were emphasized and imparted to the participants.

It was agreed that the LGBTI persons should also take ownership of the advocacy strategies since it is them who feel the pinch of discriminatory practices and stigma. What Civil Society Organizations can do is compliment their advocacy endeavours and build their capacity.

Sexual minority rights remain a far fetched concept especially in the rural areas of Rwanda but with a concerted effort people may yet come to accept that sexual minority rights need to be respected.

 
   

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