Justice, Gender Equality and Human Rights

Women  voting(Credit Julie Pudlwsky)

One UN supports the promotion of the rule of law through a comprehensive programme on access to justice for women, children, and other vulnerable groups. Initiatives are anchored within the justice sector plan, and respond to immediate needs including support to provision of legal aid and strengthening existing dispute resolution mechanisms such as the Access to Justice Bureaus, Abunzi and the courts.

One UN complements the successful Gacaca experience with support to the special chamber of crimes against humanity. Policy advice and support is provided to build the capacity of national stakeholders to implement and monitor Rwanda’s international human rights commitments, including the UPR, and other treaty body reporting obligations. Support is also given to empower the civil society in human rights advocacy, specialized national institutions and grassroots initiatives. These measures pay specific attention to promoting the rights of children, women and the most vulnerable.

The programme supports peace and reconciliation through strengthening the national capacities in crime prevention and response, particularly at the community level. One UN continues to promote peace-building, national unity and reconciliation through community dialogue and production of knowledge products, including the Rwanda Reconciliation Barometer.

Emphasis is put on strengthening the capacity of the National Gender Machinery (NGM) to implement the Institutional Development Framework, the strategic plan and to establish a coordination mechanism. Support is provided to develop and implement the Gender Management Information System (GMIS).

Success stories

14 Nov

Improving the quality of community based early childhood development for refugee children

Bernadette Murekatete is one of six mother leaders who participated in the starters training for caregivers from Kigeme refugee camp.  She and other mother leaders gather around the tabl

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