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Human Rights First Rwanda Association
Kicukiro District Near INILAK University
B.P. 7564 Kigali/Rwanda
Tel: +250 02 52 58 46 21
Email: or
Contact Person: Nzovu Job Ruzage, Director

Human Rights First Rwanda Association envisages a just and equitable society. Its mission is striving to empower as well as promote, reinforce and safeguard human rights, rule of law and good governance in Rwanda.  Human Rights First provides legal assistance to refugees and empowers them to know their rights through human rights outreach education initiatives delivered through legal clinics run by law students from the INILAK University in Rwanda.

Initiative for Peace and Human Rights (iPeace)
No. 16, KN 6 Street, Kiyovu, Kigali
P.O. Box 2360 Kigali
Tel: (+250)788-468-851
Contact Person: Paulin Muhozi

Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights (iPeace) is a non profit organization that works to help communities and individuals in Africa’s Great Lakes Region achieve sustainable peaceful coexistence using human rights and good governance education. iPeace has independently registered organisations in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, which closely collaborate to achieve their shared mission. iPeace provides legal aid to asylum-seekers and refugees in the DRC, Burundi and Rwanda.