Human Rights First Rwanda Association (HRFR)
Human Rights First Rwanda Association is registered in accordance with laws governing non-profit making organizations in Rwanda under law no 20/2000 of 26/7/2000, MINISTERIAL ORDER No 91/11/ of 15th June 2009. It is non partisan association and has an open membership
Its main objectives are
1. To promote human rights education and provide legal assistance to poor and vulnerable groups in the Rwandan community at Large.
2. To empower individuals and groups to campaign peaceful for their own rights and the human rights of others.
HOW THEY WORK
Human Rights First Rwanda Association believes working with other partners to realize tangible goals it against this backdrop that they have partnered with Faculty of law INILAK University where students teach law, human rights and provide legal advice to the communities in a simple and friendly way under a minimum supervision of lecturers and legal officers. Their programsl mix learning with social impact and hence cross-fertilize each other.
The organization has been involved in a number of change oriented activities which include among other things training over 23 organizations of mainly women who are HIV positive as a result of sexual violence during the genocide on various laws that protect them and Human rights issues in partnership with Women to Access to Care and Treatment (WE Act). As a result it assisted in the formation of the first network of people living with HIV/AIDS that fights discrimination. Rwanda Community La
Human Rights First Rwanda Association has made significant achievements, in most of their outreach initiatives they undertake, they employ the strategy of using University Law students and paralegals who reach out to the wider community informing them of their inherent rights and empowering them with fundamental human rights and legal knowledge. They also employ the use of evidenced based research to attain good results in their advocacy campaignsSee more