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  • Email Address: info@ajprodhojijukirwa.org.rw


Organizational Background

Association de la Jeunesse pour la Promotion des Droits de l’Homme et le Développement/ Youth Association for Human Rights Promotion and Development (AJPRODHO–JIJUKIRWA) is a national non-governmental organization fully incorporated under Rwandan Laws working to improve the rights of disadvantaged youth, women and children in Rwanda through Human Rights promotion and protection. AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA was founded on 30th September 1997 by students attending the National University of Rwanda. AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA which was initially conceived as Association estudiantine des Droits de l’Homme(AEDHO) in 1996, was formed out of the desire to ensure that the youth become the vanguard of national re-construction after their devastating role in perpetrating the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi due to manipulation by egoistic leaders.

Core Values

Equality, Partnership, Sustainability, Equity, Mutual Respect and Inclusiveness, Diversity, Respect for Human Rights and Dignity.


To empower youth to claim and respect Human Rights and advocate for socio‐economic betterment


A peaceful society where there is youth participation for social justice and decent living conditions for all.

Key achievements

  • Human rights and access to justice program, the Human Rights Center graduated 180 youth after completing a 3 months intensive human rights training program. Today, the graduates have created 5 operational human rights clubs.
  • Democracy and Governance program, delivery of public services was improved in Gatsibo District as a result of institutionalization of the community score approach into the district planning and implementation cycle.

  • Youth Economic empowerment program, over 30,000 youth gained decent employment and improved their livelihoods through vocational training, mobilization of own savings through the VSL model and linkages to financial institutions for financing youth led income generating activities. Besides, the Association’s institutional capacity was strengthened.

Check our latest work

One of our objectives is to Conduct policy advocacy and raise awareness to strengthen mechanisms that facilitate youth entering into productive employment, Promote and support self-employment, micro-enterprise and credit schemes for youth


The Youth Association for Human Rights Promotion and Development (AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA) AJPRODHO has transitioned from a small NGO to a nationally active non-governmental organization with programs in 16 districts spread over 4 provinces of Rwanda and Kigali city.