We aim to provide direct and indirect services that facilitate the integration of Rwandan refugees into their host countries by:
Providing legal assistance and counselling on asylum, and support legal redress for victims or survivors of crime, torture and human rights violations.
Educating migrants and refugees about their rights.
Raising public awareness and information campaigns to increase public understanding of refugees and their rights.
Raise awareness of the key human rights issues and undertake advocacy activities to address human rights issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers
Raise refugees’ awareness about the justice system in host countries.
In countries where people have to flee their homes because of persecution and violence, political solutions must be found, peace and tolerance restored, so that refugees can return home. In my experience, going home is the deepest wish of most refugees. (ANGELINA JOLIE, interview, BBC News).
If we lived in a just world, all nations would protect their citizens’ human rights. But that’s not our world. Refugees are just one result of injustice. Crucially, they didn’t cause their plight; rather, they are victims of profound injustice. Because their home nation cannot or will not protect even their basic human rights, they must migrate in search of protection. They are entitled to this protection, as all of us are, simply by virtue of being human. (PATTI TAMARA LENARD, “Who should pay for the refugees? Here are five possible answers.”, Washington Post).
I always work with refugees and I think they are the most amazing people and it’s a privilege to spend time with them, so I will always. (Angelina Jolie).
“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.”(Bob Marley, Jamaican singer).
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” (Martin Luther King, African-American civil rights activist).
“The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who ‘disappeared’. That’s what the candle is for.”(Peter Benenson, founder of Amnesty International).
“Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.”( Dalai Lama).
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” (Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani education activist).
“There can be no peace without justice and respect for human rights.”(Irene Khan, Bangladeshi lawyer and former Secretary General of Amnesty International).
“When the fundamental principles of human rights are not protected, the center of our institution no longer holds. It is they that promote development that is sustainable; peace that is secure; and lives of dignity.” (Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein).
“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” (Nelson Mandela).
“We declare that human rights are for all of us, all the time: whoever we are and wherever we are from; no matter our class, our opinions, our sexual orientation.” (Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon).
“A right delayed is a right denied.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.).
“When you deprive people of their right to live in dignity, to hope for a better future, to have control over their lives, when you deprive them of that choice, then you expect them to fight for these rights.” (Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan.