Youth Association for Human Rights promotion and development, Association de la Jeunesse
pour la Promotion des Droits de l’Homme et le Développement, Kigali, Rwanda
Youth Association for Human Rights promotion and development/Association de la Jeunesse pour la Promotion des Droits de l’Homme et le Développement (AJPRODHO – JIJUKIRWA) is a non-profit youth organization working to improve the rights of youth and children in Rwanda through human rights promotion, protection, research, advocacy, economic empowerment and civil society strengthening. AJPRODHO was founded in 1997 at the National University of Rwanda, as a response to the Rwandan Genocide, protecting future students from similar forms of manipulation.
To promote youth participation for social justice and decent living conditions for all
Ajprodho has three main programs:
1. Human Rights and Access to Justice Program;
2. Governance and Democracy Program;
3. Youth Economic Empowerment Program
AJPRODHO has implemented a variety of projects and activities for and with youth:
Human Rights education and establishment of debate clubs at schools;
Monitoring and investigating cases of Youth Human Rights violations;
Legal assistance to needy victims, in particular youth, children and women experiencing violence;
Research and advocacy for improving the socio-economic situation for youth
Promoting the organization of civil society by networking and influencing the formulation and implementation of national policies and legislation;
Youth exchange for volunteers from abroad;
Capacity building and mobilizing of youth for the active participation in national development activities.