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Gisèle Ishimwe Rugira

Rwanda  
Action d’aide aux Nécessiteux... (Unverified)
Joined May 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, HIV/Aids, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights
Ishimwe Rugira Gisele is a Human Rights Activist, Journalist, documentary filmmaker, broadcast news, live talk-show, consultant and Co-Founder of Action d’aide aux Nécessiteux Veuves et Orphelins au Rwanda (ANEVORWA). She has worked in media for 12 years, she has worked as a journalist for 8 years at Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (Radio Rwanda, Rwanda TV, Musanze Radio Station), IMVAHO Nshya News Paper and currently she is working for Kigali Today Ltd (KT Radio, KT TV, KT Press and www.kigalitoday.com).
She has covered Human Rights Monitoring and Investigations stories, UN Peace Keeping Operations in Rwanda Defense Command and Staff College (RDCSC), Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the National Commission for Human Rights and National Police College.
She was awarded the 2019 and 2022 Gender and Children Rights Reporting Awards by Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) in partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP Rwanda).
She has successfully completed 3 years of International Training Program in Basic Radio Journalism and Public Service Broadcasting values funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIDA and Swedish Radio Media Development Office, SR MDO.
As the Legal Representative of ANEVORWA, she is in charge of the overall management of the organization and its projects. She also takes active part in resource mobilization, project design, and implementation. She is responsible for leading and managing the organisation by developing strategy and operational plans, designing and implementing projects, managing projects, preparing monitoring and evaluation reports, and coordinating fundraising activities to support our project funds. She is also responsible for building relationships and collaborative networking with governmental and non-governmental institutions, national, and international funding organizations.
ANEVORWA aims to work hand-in-hand with other non-governmental organizations (NGO), community-based organizations (CBO), grassroots groups, and committees to promote human rights, to have girls and women playing an active role in their communities, claim their right to gender equality, and live a life free from violence. ANEVORWA engages in monitoring, documenting, reporting, research, advocacy, and training for different groups which focus on human rights, peace, gender, women, children and youth. Its vision is to have a society where women, youths, and under privileged groups are aware of their rights, participate in decision making, have equal access to resources and benefits, and become self-reliant.
I’d like to take my leadership role to a new level with the ability to create innovative ideas and think outside the box. Joining a Legal Empowerment Network will definitely allow me to share a wonderful learning experience.

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