About CUI

The Coalition “Umwana ku Isonga/child at the forefront” (CUI) is a Non -Governmental Organization registered under the certificate no 219/RGB/NGO/LP/04/2018 with the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB). CUI has been created with the purposes of networking and alliance building with a mandate to assess and report on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), on one hand, and to coordinate all activities carried out by individual member organizations within the parameters of advocacy, implementing and reporting on mentioned treaty bodies, on the other hand. CUI is now comprised of 19 member organizations working in the area of child rights.


The Coalition expect to get all the children, male and female, living in full enjoyment of their rights and fulfill all their duties without any hindrance, and exempted from any form of discrimination.


The coalition’s mission is to coordinate and increase capacity among member organizations to defend and protect the rights of the child.


- Coordinate the efforts of member organizations in capacity building, experience sharing, reporting, and evidence based advocacy in the defense and protection of child rights.

- Provide a framework for discussions on the rights of the child and to promote cooperation in the fight against violence against children;

- To assess the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and welfare of the child and carry out advocacy in favor of that implementation.

-Promote the principle of equality of rights and duties between the children of both sexes.

    • Policy analysis and advocacy in Child Rights
    • Child protection and participation
    • Capacity building in child rights
    • Preparation of the child rights alternative reports


  • Haguruka NGO
    Association Kanyarwanda
    Lawyers of Hope (LOH)
    Umuhuza Organization
    Umuseke Organization
    Safi Life Organization (SLO)
    Collectif Tubakunde
    Child First Initiative (CFI)
    Watoto Vision on Africa (WVA)
  • Association des Guides du Rwanda (AGR)
    Association des Volontaires de la Paix (AVP)
    Rwanda Organization of Trauma Counselors (ARCT)-RUHUKA
    Better Life Achievement Organization (BLAO)
    Association BAMPOREZE
    Center for Human Rights Development (CHRD)
    Children’s Voice Today (CVT)