This project will serve those who have a stake in a fair and equitable criminal justice system in Rwanda, Burundi and Zimbabwe - the tens of thousands of citizens awaiting trial, the public defenders pursuing due process, and future generations yearning for a torture-free society. Moreover, it will help establish rule of law - the backbone upon which a nation can stimulate foreign direct investment and further economic progress.
This project conducts legal aid training in partnership with Bar Associations in Rwanda, Burundi and Zimbabwe. It boosts legal rights awarness through the production and distribution of posters in prisons, police stations, and public spaces.
This project will train 250 defenders, enabling them to collectively represent millions over the lives of their careers. In turn, this will spawn a generation who values – and fights for – the presumption of innocence and the abolition of torture.
Project Leader: Sanjeewa Liyanage
International Program Director
Thanks to 22 donors like you, a total of
was raised for this project on GlobalGiving.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.