Empowering 500 Rwandan women living with HIV/AIDS

by Human Rights First Rwanda Association
Feb 25, 2013

Training of Hiv postive women on fighting stigma and discrimination

 Human Rights First Rwanda Association (heinafter Hrfra)  promotes human rights education and provide legal assistance to poor and vulnerable groups in the Rwandan community at Large.

It  empowers  individuals and groups to campaign for their own rights and the human rights of others. it envisages a just and equitable society and strives to empower as well as promote, reinforce and safeguard human rights, good governance and rule of law in Rwanda.

Hrfra through the project of empowering 500 Rwandan Women Living with HIV/Aids conducted a training with 100 women from Kamony District living with Hiv/Aids  from  the 12-14 February 2013. The trainings were aimed at equipping the beneficiaries  with the skills to fight stigma and discrimination.

The trainings dwelt on Human Rights and the right not to be discriminated against, entrepreneurship skills to enable them to start income generating activities to fight poverty , They were also  taught  Life supporting skills of positive living and thinking.

At the end of the training the pre-post evaluation revealed that the women had acquired knowledge to fight stigma and look at Hiv/aids not as a death sentence but as disease that an individual can live with and have a productive and fulfilled life.

The benefeciaries were encouraged to form support groups and networks to fight discrimation and for personal life support.



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Organization Information

Human Rights First Rwanda Association

Location: Kigali - Rwanda
Project Leader:
Nzovu Job Ruzage
Kigali, Rwanda

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