cui rwanda projects

Strengthening Child Protection And Sexual Reproductive Health And Rights (SRHR) In Rwanda

Strengthening Child Protection and SRHR in Rwanda” is a 5 years project (From 01July 2019 up to 30th June 2024). The project will be jointly implemented by Plan International Rwanda and 4 National CSOs including Coalition Umwana ku Isonga(CUI)in Bugesera, Gatsibo and Nyaruguru Districts. The project intends to reach the following beneficiaries:


Rights holders: The project activities will focus on the most vulnerable children, adolescents and youth groups including children living in child-headed households, children with disabilities and children from disadvantaged groups. These groups shall receive primary consideration in the selection of beneficiaries.​


Primary duty bearers (i.e. government institutions and representatives, law enforcement officials, social workers):


Secondary duty bearers (i.e. caregivers, teachers, gatekeepers, civil society)

The project is guided by a theory of change which asserts that key barriers to protection, participation, governance and SRHR must be removed, while building the assets of girls and boys to actively participate and protect themselves. Emphasis is also put on the role of civil society in leveraging a safe and child-friendly environment free of abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect.

For the long term (On a long-term basis), Strengthening Child Protection and SRHR in Rwanda Project seeks to contribute to a conducive environment so that “Vulnerable Children &Youth particularly girls are equally cared for, protected from all forms of violence and are supported to enable them to make their own decision on their sexuality and reproduction”.

Strengthening Accountable Governance That Protects And Delivers Children's Rights

Strengthening accountable governance that protect and delivers children’s rights is a 5 years project(1st January 2017 to 31st December 2021) jointly implemented by Save the Children International and 4 national CSOs including Coalition Umwana ku Isonga in Rwanda, specifically in the districts of Burera, Kirehe, Nyarugenge and Ruhango.

Objectives of the project:

1.Government of Rwanda adopts changes in legislation, policies and practices in child rights as a result of CSOS and children advocacy.

2.Child protection systems strengthened to prevent and respond to violence against children.

The project intends to reach:



CSOs working in child rights area

Duty bearers and decision makers (Government institutions)

Influential artists and media practitioners

Private Sector Federation actors

Media Campaign On Fighting Violence Against Children (VAC) And Promotion Of Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights(SRHR) Education

Coalition Umwana ku Isonga (CUI) in partnership with Eastern Africa Child Rights Network(EACRN) conducted a 2 months program through media on child protection, SRHR, fighting physical and humiliating punishments. This program started on 24th September 2020 and ended on 24th November 2020. CUI and EACRN have discussed and agreed on the contribution to be made through media campaign and learning to children and youth during this COVID 19 period by spot, messages and talk shows to fight child abuse and Violence against children, Physical and humiliating punishments, education on SRHR and Child protection.


Education on child protection and SRHR for both parents /society and children

Break the silence on Gender based violence

Advocate for prohibition of physical and humiliating punishment

Promotion of SRHR education

This programs intended to reach:

Children, adolescents and young people

Social workers, law enforcement officials

Parents, caregivers, teachers,etc

Right To Protection And Participation(RPP)

Right to Protection and Participation (RPP) is 3 years project (July 2015-June 2018). The project was jointly implemented by Plan International Rwanda and 4 National CSOs including Coalition Umwana ku Isonga(CUI)in Bugesera, Gatsibo and Nyaruguru Districts. After completion of the three years, it was granted a bridging year which started from (July 2018-June 2019).

The project had five main outcomes namely,

1. Birth registration/CRVS (Civil Registration and Vital Statistics) systems is strengthened in the Gatsibo, Bugesera and Nyaruguru districts and in urban area of Kigali,

2. The protection of girls and boys from gender based violence (GBV) and other forms of violence against children (VAC) is improved in Gatsibo, Bugesera and Nyaruguru districts,

3. Child meaningful participation in decision making linked to VAC and GBV is strengthened and issues affecting them are addressed in Gatsibo, Bugesera, Nyaruguru Districts and at the national level,

4. Civil Society’s role in child protection and participation is strengthened and coordination and complementarity between CSOs interventions is improved and

5. Evidence on key child protection issues in Rwanda is generated and used for advocacy initiatives.

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