Haguruka is an NGO (non-governmental organization) that is registered under Rwandan law. Our main objective is to empower women and children by improving their access to quality justice across the country. We have been at the forefront of advocating for the rights of women and children since our establishment in 1991.
Our head office is located in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, and we have regional offices in the four provinces of the country – Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western. From these offices, we coordinate a network of over 416 paralegals located at the sector level, who help in the provision of legal assistance to the vulnerable. At Haguruka, we implement programs that address the immediate human rights needs of vulnerable women and children while working towards combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and promoting gender equality.
We use a right-based approach that takes into account the holistic vision of victims’ needs. To achieve our mission, Haguruka collaborates with the Government at the central and local levels and partners with national and international non-governmental organizations.