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Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights and Development (GLIHD)

Nyarugenge, Rwanda
Joined April 2014
Presence in: Rwanda

Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights and Development is National Non-Governmental Organisation that is registered in accordance to the Rwandan law.

It is a public interest organisation that work on Human Rights issues. Through the project ‘A grassroots based intervention to increase access to domestic, regional and international human rights mechanisms for ordinary people in Rwanda’ the organisation has been intervening in the issue of access to justice for three year now.

GLIHD’s activities are performed by a group of lawyers with a range of expertise from different legal backgrounds. It also uses Law students and graduates from different universities as part of academic or professional training. Its well structured organisational hierarchy makes the the work enjoyable and success.

People Associated With This Organization

SCARIUS JOHN

Rwanda  
Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights... (Unverified)
Joined July 2018
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Women's Rights
From a humble background and inspired to become a lawyer at an early age while in High School. I did a teaching diploma before I joined a Law School for my LL.B. I have worked for the government immediately after my law school and later on decided to join the Civil Society where am working until today. I am passionate about delivering legal aid and perusing cases of general interest and that is why am very much attached to the Public Interest Program in our organization. I work as a Program Manager in the Organization and looking forward to gain more knowledge from this network as far as Public Interest Litigation (PIL) is concerned.

Zurah Asanda

Rwanda  
Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights...
Joined June 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Education, Family, Gender-based violence
Asanda Zurah is a lawyer by profession. She works with the Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights and Development (G.L.I.H.D) as the Project Coordinator. Prior to joining G.L.I.H.D, Zurah did internship at Fountain Advocates where she assumed duties of an Assistant Legal Researcher. Zurah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from the Islamic university in Uganda (I.U.I.U). She also earned a Post Graduate Diploma in legal practice (PGDLP) from the Institute of Legal Practice and Development Rwanda (I.L.P.D).
Zurah’s objective is of looking forward to build an extensive range of inter-personal skills within a suitably challenging role, keen to achieve further professional and career development within the current and changing state of technology based society.

Zurah has great experience and expertise in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights as she have been actively involved in various trainings since last year of women, girls, men, health professionals, media, key government institutions and gender machines on the sexual and reproductive health rights of women in Rwanda most especially on the area of abortion.
She is currently working on a project of advocacy of the penal code review on abortion in Rwanda.
Nengeyinka William is the network champion (main point of contact) for Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights and Development (GLIHD).

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