Bridge to torture-free life for Rwanda’s children

by International Bridges to Justice


The most proven way to end torture is to provide citizens with attorneys at the time of arrest. This project will train 250 African defenders, promote their services, and link them to those in need.

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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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Organization Information

International Bridges to Justice

Location: Geneva - Switzerland
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IBJGeneva
Sanjeewa Liyanage
Project Leader:
Sanjeewa Liyanage
International Program Director
Geneva, n/a Switzerland
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Funded Project!

Thanks to 22 donors like you, a total of $2,295 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.

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