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Distribution of food and hygiene materials to Vulnerable populations during COVID-19

Vulnerable populations including LGBTI Community, Sex Workers, Young mothers, vulnerable families with children under 5 years got support of food and hygiene materials during COVID-19 period The coalition of 4 organizations namely: Strive Foundation Rwanda (SFR), Rwanda NGOs Forum on HIV/AIDS and Health Promotion (RNGOF on HIV/AIDS & HP), Health Development Initiative (HDI) and Ihorere Munyarwanda Organization (IMRO) with funding...

Nyarugenge: Member Organizations of Rwanda NGOs Forum supported Genocide survivors with food commodities

Member Organizations of Rwanda NGOs Forum on HIV/AIDS and Health Promotion working in the Fight against HIV/AIDS, Health Promotion and Human Rights supported with food commodities to the Survivors of the 1994 Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The food support was delivered to 136 households for Survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda who are...

Study reveals 13% of HIV infections among drug users in Kigali

A baseline study conducted by Rwanda NGO Forum on HIV/AIDS and Health Promotion (RNGOF on HIV/AIDS & HP) has shown that there is 13% of HIV infections among drug users in Kigali. The initiative was made with the support of Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) and OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR EAST AFRICA (OSIEA) by organizing a Validation workshop of the key...

Fresh call by Civil Society to protect GBV Victims in Rwanda

Rwanda’s Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have called government and laws’ activists to refine policies that aims to protect victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV) so that they get quick and proper supports. The call was made on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 in Kigali by Members of Civil Society Organizations that work in justice Sector through a special thematic working group...

Local NGOs in the Justice Sector in Rwanda to showcase Legal and Human Rights Services

Rwanda Non-Government Organizations working in the Justice Sector will participate in a two-days CSOs Exhibition that will take place at Petit Stade Parking Area- AMAHORO STADIUM-Remera from July 30th to 31st, 2019. The annual 2 days Exhibition on CSOs activities in Justice and Human Rights is in line with a project “Strengthening Rwandan Civil Society Organizations’ Capacity to Influence Policy”...

Rwanda: Health activists, Govt commit to reduce HIV and TB co-infection

Member-organizations working on HIV/AIDS and Health promotion under the Rwanda NGOs Forum have come up again with the commitment to reduce infections of HIV and Tuberculosis after realizing the late are still burdens to the country. The commitment was made during a high level advocacy meeting on community evidence-informed interventions to fast track response to HIV and TB co-infection in...

New drive to reduce new infection, stigma and discrimination among young adults and youth living with HIV

Rwanda has made a tremendous journey in giving access to healthcare to people living with HIV/AIDS, however HIV positive youth still complain that some services are not geared to them due to self-stigma and discrimination. Joyce, not her real name due to her personal security was born HIV positive and now is 20-year-old. Since then, she started having ART and...

New policy on mediation mechanism in the pipeline

The Ministry of Justice has launched nationwide consultations to gather views to inform an ongoing effort to devise a robust national policy on dispute resolution. Views that will be gathered from citizens and civil society organisations will subsequently be integrated in a draft policy document, officials said. Anastase Nabahire, the coordinator of Justice, Reconciliation, Law and Order Sector Strategy (JRLOS)...

Rwanda NGOs Forum, Justice Sector join efforts to develop new Policy on alternative dispute resolution

The Umbrella of Rwanda’s civil society organizations (RNGOF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice (MINIJUST) join efforts to develop a new policy to tackle dispute among the community. The initiative gathered various civil society organizations and the justice sector of Rwanda in a meeting in Kigali on March 27, 2019 where participants embarked on the process to develop a...