Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations, it has serious short- and long-term physical, economic and psychological consequences on women and girls undermining health, dignity and security of its victims.
Approved by the cabinet last year, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) was presented to provide a framework that would help offer various changes in regards to accessing justice.
Vulnerable people in society, in this case, women, young girls and children mostly, face a lot of difficulties. They are the ones who generally bear the brunt of any challenge that a community faces, be it poverty, abuse, conflicts among others.
Haguruka has been implementing a programme entitled "Reinforcing community capacity for social cohesion and reconciliation through Societal Trauma Healing."
A system that’s built to protect and defend children’s rights is one that favours their proper wellbeing as much as that of the society in general.
Building peaceful homes is the heartbeat of any healthy society. But this isn’t always the case, as some families continue to face conflicts and turmoil leading to unstable and broken homes.
Among activities to celebrate 25 years of the collaboration between the Netherlands and Rwandan justice cooperation, included a visit to the Legal Aid Forum, of which Haguruka is a member.
Haguruka in partnership with Trocaire convened various stakeholders from national and international CSOs as well as government agencies, in a breakfast dialogue on: "Women Participation in decision-making at the local level."
With the support of USAID Rwanda and partnership of Legal Aid Forum (LAF), Haguruka launched a 5 years’ access to justice program namely “Dufatanye Kubaka Ubutabera (DKU).