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Societal Healing Baseline

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.

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Governing with and for Citizens : Lessons from a post-genocide Rwanda

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.

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Peace education: making the case

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.

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Report of the independent inquiry into the actions of the United Nations during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda

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.

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Strengthening citizen participation around sensitive issues in order to prevent conflicts in the Great Lakes region: The role and place of women in mediation in Gisagara District, Rwanda

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.

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Rwanda national report submitted in accordance with paragraph 15(a) of the annex to the Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 in the framework of the universal periodic review

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.

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Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme Annual Report 2009/10

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.

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Foward-looking joint review of the education sector

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.

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The Constant Quest For Solutions Through Dialogue and Consensus in Rwanda

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.

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Gender Analysis for Sustainable Livelihoods and Participatory Governance in Rwanda

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.

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