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Vision and Mission

Our Vision

A society where the rights of women and children are respected; where women and children live free from violence and discrimination so that they can reach their full potential.

Our Mission

We promote and defend the rights of women and children.

Our Values

Equality: At Haguruka we believe that gender equality ensures a more peaceful and prosperous society for women and men, girls and boys. We strive to make sure that everyone has equal access to justice by advocating for women and youth’s legal rights and working to ensure that Rwandan law is gender-sensitive.

Empowerment: As part of our philosophy of seeing our beneficiaries as right-holders, we empower Rwandans to reclaim their rights. We do this by giving citizens and stakeholders access to the information and tools they need to access and advocate for their own justice. 

Confidentiality: In our work we often deal with incredibly sensitive topics like gender-based violence and family conflict. Haguruka is committed to ensuring that everything our beneficiaries discuss with our legal officers is kept confidential and only accessible to those who are authorized to have access to it. 

Accountability: At Haguruka, we believe we are accountable to the citizens and communities we serve, as well as our partners and stakeholders. We seek to fulfill our duty to our donors to effectively utilize the money they provide, our responsibility as a key partner with the government to stay true to our mission and focus, and our obligation to our beneficiaries to provide services of good quality.

Partnership: At Haguruka we know that we cannot achieve our vision of a society where the rights of women and children are respected and women and children live free from violence and discrimination if we do not work together with others. So, we collaborate with organizations and actors that have similar missions and are interested in our work to promote and defend human rights.

Advocacy: The movement towards gender equality requires social change. We believe that these necessary social changes must be identified through thoughtful and thorough evidence-based research. We are committed to identifying barriers to gender equality and advocating for change by conducting this research and working with policy makers and government officials to make these necessary changes. 

Respect: We believe respect is necessary in our work because our beneficiaries are right-holders. They are not coming to us to beg for their rights, but rather seeking us out to support them in reclaiming their rights. Thus, we are committed to valuing every citizen we serve and respecting all rights-holders equally in our work and interactions.