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TRAINING OF DEFENCE LAWYERS AND LEGAL AID PROVIDERS ON LAND AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN RWANDA

In December 2013, in partnership with USAID LAND Project, Haguruka held a training session that brought together defence lawyers and other legal aid providers working with different civil society organizations (CSOs). The purpose of the session was to train them on the legal frameworks governing gender and land in Rwanda, and to equip them with the knowledge and skills to effectively defend the land rights of women and vulnerable groups.

Funded by USAID, the LAND Project aims to strengthen the resilience of Rwandans, communities and institutions and their ability to adapt to land-related economic, environmental and social change. One of its primary objectives is to increase the understanding of land laws, policies, regulations and legal judgments on land-related issues by government officials, local civil society organizations, research institutes and citizens.

In March 2015, USAID LAND Project trained lawyers working with Haguruka on expropriation law and climate change. Lawyers working with Haguruka now have a more complete understanding of laws related to land disputes.

 

 

 

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