About us

Who We Are

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Haguruka is a non-governmental organization registered under the Rwandan Law. We work towards empowering women and children to claim their rights by improving their access to quality justice across the country. Haguruka was founded in 1991 and has since been at the forefront of the fight for the rights of women and children. Haguruka has its head office in Kigali (the capital city of Rwanda) with regional offices in Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western provinces of the country. These provide the base from which Haguruka coordinates a network of over 416 paralegals located at sector level.

Haguruka implements programs that address the immediate human right needs of vulnerable women and children while working towards combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and promoting gender equality. We apply a right-based approach and a holistic vision of victimsโ€™ needs.

To achieve its mission, Haguruka collaborates with the Government at the central and local levels and partners with national and international non-governmental organizations

Our Mission

We promote and defend the rights of women and children.

Our Vision

A society where the rights of women and children are respected.