1. BACKGROUND CLADHO (Collectif des Ligues et Associations de Defense des Droits de l'Homme au Rwanda) is the umbrella of Human Rights organizations in Rwanda, active in the area of human rights promotion, economic governance, Rights to health, right to socio protection, right to education and citizen participation. It was founded in May 1993 with the mission to protect, defend and promote human rights. CLADHO aims at empowering citizens and civil society of Rwanda to participate and influence effectively public policies formulation and implementations in general, monitoring of human rights in Rwanda, women advancement, fighting against GVB and HIV/AIDS for social justice promotion . ... read more 1. BACKGROUND CLADHO (Collectif des Ligues et Associations de Defense des Droits de l'Homme au Rwanda) is the umbrella of Human Rights organizations in Rwanda, active in the area of human rights promotion, economic governance, Rights to health, right to socio protection, right to education and citizen participation. It was founded in May 1993 with the mission to protect, defend and promote human rights. CLADHO aims at empowering citizens and civil society of Rwanda to participate and influence effectively public policies formulation and implementations in general, monitoring of human rights in Rwanda, women advancement, fighting against GVB and HIV/AIDS for social justice promotion . CLADHO is a network of 12 human rights organizations that participates in program and project implementation in Rwanda. CLADHO has been registered in 1995 by the Ministry of Justice and compliance certificate of Rwanda Governance Board no 04/2012 of 17/02/2012. 2. Affiliation CLADHO has a strong partnership with the Rwanda National Commission of Human Rights, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, The Ministry of Gender and Family promotion, National Commission for Children, the Parliament and other Key Institutions in the field of Human Rights. Together with other CSOs, CLADHO is one of potential member organization of the Rwanda civil society organizations platform (RCSP) and is affiliated to F.I.D.H. and to l' U.I.D.H. It is a strong observatory member to the African Union human rights commission. 3. Vision, Mission and values Vision: A society where Human Rights are fully respected and protected Mission: to Promote, protect and defend human rights in Rwanda Guiding Values Equity and solidarity Justice for all Commitment to serve the vulnerable Integrity, transparency and accountability Equality and gender balance 4. Intervention strategies The strategies that CLADHO use are among others capacity strengthening of the organization members; participation initiating various national legal reforms, advocacy for citizen participation and social justice rights etc. 5. Structure As highlighted in the chart below, CLADHO is managed by the General assembly which is the supreme organ, Board of Director, Audit and conflict resolution committees and the Executive Secretariat. 6. Staff CLADHO has a total number of qualified 23 staff that work both at country and districts levels and 38 volunteers in the field coordinated by the Executive Secretary. 7. Equipment 4 Vehicles (1 PRADO, 1 Ford, 2 Double Cabine) 20 Laptops 12 desktops 10 printer machines, 5 photocopying machines, 1 Projector, Office furnitures for all staff 8. Donors Since its creation, CLADHO has developed partnership with various development partners and had among them donors like : The EAC Trade mark , the Belgium Embassy, NPA (Norwegian People's Aid), SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), DFID, UNDP, EU, GIZ (German Development Cooperation), European Union, IDAY (International Day of African Childhood), ADPM (Action Developpement Parrainages Mondiaux), Netherland Embassy together with RISD, Oxfam, SOTU Coalition, KNH ( Kinder Not Hilfe), Save the Children, Plan International , OXFAM, UN Women, ONE UN, USAID, Governament of Rwanda and Institutions etc. 9. Key Achievements/Success since its creation 2017: Establishment of the Government National Stearing Committe for anti teenage pregnancy due to the research and advocacy done by CLADHO on this subject 2016:Through the advocacy on the rights of domestic workers, domestic work was added to the list of professions, an important step towards the recognition of domestic workers as a full fledge profession in the country ; The issuance of a ministerial order in May 2016 prohibiting the employment of children under 18, with an article referring specifically to children in domestic work and the creation of a Trade Union of Domestic Workers of Rwanda with the aim of combating any form of violance and HIV/AIDS for the welfare of domestic workers in Rwanda, Facilitation the integration of Human Right Based Approach in everyday work of more than 120 Civil Society Organizations as one of the guiding approaches in their activities, Committment of the Government of Rwanda to increase citizen participation in policy planning and budget process, Established Unity and reconciliation in Rwanda funded by European Union (EU) that facilitated the unity of all Rwandans after the 1994 genocide against Tutsis CLADHO was intrumental in monitoring home grown courts called GACACA where thousands of genocide perpetrators were brought before those courts and succesfully tried in only 5 years 2007: Abolution of death penality in Rwanda basing on the advocacy done by CLADHO 10. Governing body profile Governing body of CLADHO consists of 5 active and highly experienced and prominent members of the Rwanda community, having long years of experience in the development field with national and international exposures and experience in working with international and donor organizations. 11. CLADHO Staff Structure and Profile CLADHO currently has 23 technical staff at managerial positions from various technical backgrounds. The Executive Secretary is responsible for the facilitation of organizational growth as a team leader and participates in programs and other activities within the organization. He is instrumental in policy advocacy and liaison; agency policy and strategy change management and head the project quality development cell. 12. CLADHO Technical Expertise Know-How Available CLADHO has expertise on the following themes, which are made available to the organizational and individuals on terms: Human Right defense mechanisms Primary Health Care Program in local setting (PHC) Social mobilization Environmental Protection and EIA designs Formal and Non-formal program development Micro-enterprise design and management (MED) Organizational development, management and sustainability Project management Public Policy, Budgeting and Administration Institutional capacity Building Curriculum and Resource Development 13. NETWORKING AND COLLABORATIONS CLADHO already created and maintains the collaboration of governmental, private, non-profit institutions and communities at large in the targeted areas in Rwanda to promote sustainable livelihoods among the most vulnerable communities in both urban and rural areas. 14. CLADHO Partners CLADHO is working to gain the trust and confidence among the human rights actors in Rwanda and also trying to attract funds from various donors and INGOs. So far CLADHO has the following partners; UNDP UNHCR UN WOMEN USAID OXFAM Plan International Save the children SIDA Action Aid NPA Trocaire Rwanda Work Development Authority Rwanda Governance Board UNICEF Handicap International ARC International District Leaders Private Sector Community leaders MINECOFIN MINALOC MINERENA Rwanda Environment Management Authority Trade Mark EA Rwanda National Fund for Environment (FONERWA) 15. Funding Sources The organization strives to rise funding from both the international and local donors to sustain its objectives and activities. It has developed accountability and transparency mechanisms in conducting its own projects. The organization has very strict financial management policy, systems and control mechanisms. It creates cooperation and working relationship with the local business people and the international donor agencies. 16. Organizational Strengths CLADHO organizational strength lies within the skills, knowledge and experiences of its member organizations. Sound-vibrant and dynamic BOD and managing team Dedicated experienced members and volunteers. Fully-equipped office in Kigali Good relations and cooperation with the government, private and non- profit organizations 17. Governance and Management Instruments CLADHO is having separate policies on the following issues: Human Resource [HR Policy] Board Governance Policy Volunteers Management Policy Financial [ Financial Management Policy and Accounting System Guideline] Gender [Gender Policy] General Office Procedures Program implementation policy and procedures manual Environmental Protection Advocacy Procurement Policy "We will serve the community without discrimination at all time when in need" Dr. Emmanuel SAFARI Executive Secretary CLADHO
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