The Societal Healing and Participatory Governance for Peace in Rwanda programme is a four-year programme funded by Sida and implemented by Never Again Rwanda and Interpeace. The programme, which commenced on 1 January 2015, has a vision to contribute to a peaceful and inclusive Rwandan Society, enabled to overcome the wounds of the past and peacefully manage conflicts and diversity as well as empowered to influence programmes and policies responsive to citizens’ priorities.
Never Again Rwanda (NAR) is a Peacebuilding and social justice organization. It was created in the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in order to mitigate the consequences of the genocide. NAR aims to empower Rwandans and give them opportunities to become active citizens and ultimately become agents of positive change and work together towards sustainable peace and development.
The report makes the case for a multi-layered approach to peace education which requires a cohesive, coordinated strategy for peace education as a peacebuilding and conflict prevention tool across relevant EU internal and external policies and programmes. It also reviews definitions of peace education and provides a brief history of peace education.
The report was done by the Independent Inquiry into the actions of the United Nations during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The report was done was done with hopes to contribute to building renewed trust between Rwanda and the United Nations, to help efforts of reconciliation among the people of Rwanda and to contribute to preventing similar tragedies from occurring.
This report is on a case study that investigates the evolution of the role and place of women in land mediation in Gisagara District, Southern Province of Rwanda since the implementation of the project. This District was chosen to represent Abunzi in Gisagara who had received two rounds of trainings by Search for Common Ground and thus, started applying the skills acquired in their mediation work. This report presents findings from the qualitative research conducted to highlight achievements in local mediation with an emphasis on the role of women.
Umwaka wa 2014-2015 waranzwe n’ibikorwa bitandukanye by’Ubumwe n’Ubwiyunge, byakozwe n’inzego zinyuranye n’iza Komisiyo zirimo Urwego rw’Abakomiseri n’ Ubunyamabanga buhoraho. Iyi raporo igizwe n’ibikorwa byakozwe biri muri gahunda y’ibikorwa ya Komisiyo (2014- 2015). Hari kandi n’ibyakozwe n’inzego zindi zaba iza sosiyete sivile n’inzego za Leta.
This report is based on Resolution 5/1 of the Human Rights Council and the guidelines for the preparation of information under the Universal Periodic Review. From the report, it is clear that the Government of Rwanda is committed to the promotion and the protection of human rights. Rwanda has established various institutions to help promote and protect the human rights from every angle of the Rwandan society; Rwanda Governance Advisory Council and the Task Force on Treaty Reporting.
Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme is a large-scale social protection programme which is Government owned and led. It was conceived during a high-level leadership retreat in February 2007 as a response to worrying poverty trends in the country. It is a flagship programme of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) 2008 – 2012. The VUP goal is to contribute to the national target to reduce extreme income poverty from 36.9% in 2005/6 to 24.0% in 2012. Its purpose is to accelerate the reduction of extreme poverty in VUP target sectors.
This report seeks to discuss the progress on the implementation of recommendations of the previous Joint Review; identify challenges and actions taken to ensure that results are being achieved in under-performing areas; present sector budgetary allocations; revise indicators, targets and policy actions; establish policy priorities for 2012/13 and the medium term, ensuring these priorities are adequately funded within the sector budget.
In line with article 9 of the Constitution, the Senate carried out a study designed to find out how Rwandans understand the principle of Dialogue and Consensus, and whether tools put in place to promote and create an enabling environment for Dialogue and Consensus Frameworks are achieving their objectives. The research on Dialogue and Consensus focused on mechanisms such as Gacaca, Abunzi, Umuganda, Community Development Committees, National Women Council, National Youth Council, Itorero, Girinka, Ubudehe, Community Juries, and advisory councils.
The aim of the study was to assess how Rwanda has fared with respect to economic transformation over the past 30 years and suggest recommendations for accelerating its progress.
This report analyses the gender differences in Rwanda and explores why these differences exist and what they mean for sustainable livelihoods and participatory governance. The report includes an analysis of the legal and policy framework for gender equality and the empowerment of women, an analysis of secondary data and insights from qualitative research with key informants and women and men in Rwanda.
IMIHIGO is used in Rwanda to design performance management contracts signed at the level of all public institutions. At the end of every fiscal year, a performance evaluation is also conducted by independent evaluators with the coordination of the Prime Minister’s Office to assess the performance achieved against Imihigo targets. The 2014/15 Imihigo evaluation intends to shed more light on the extent to which Imihigo are producing transformative outcomes as stated in the national development frameworks.
This report was conducted by Never Again Rwanda (NAR) in preparation for the implementation of the Societal Healing aspect of the programme. It intends to serve as a resource for practitioners in the field of healing; it aims to provide an understanding of the type of work being done in this domain, including challenges and lessons learned from Rwanda and other countries.
This report results from a fact-finding mission by the Institute’s (USIP) Coordinator for Africa Activities and an Executive Fellow to the Great Lakes during July 1999. Discussions were held with over 200 government and civil society leaders in the Great Lakes, OAU officials, UN representatives, U.S. and European aid and diplomatic officials, and international NGO employees.