Paralegal Training

    1. Project Description

      RCN Justice & Demecratie, a Belgian NGO, and the local Haguruka Association, which is supported by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equity, implemented an intervention that trained paralegals in 15 districts.1

    2. Methodology

      The paralegals are trained on family and land laws and the legal and policy framework on women’s rights. They work with trained lawyers and travel to remove village areas to host mobile legal clinics.

    3. Outcomes

      As of 2012, the project had trained 204 paralegals on family and land laws and the legal and policy framework on women’s rights.

      From 2010-2012, paralegals worked with trained lawyers, visited remote villages, and hosted legal clinics, assisting in 1,508 women’s legal cases.

    NOTES
    1. Abbott, P. and Rwica, J., "End-of-Line Evaluation: Beyond Raising Awareness Shifting the Power Balance to Enable Women to Access Land in Rwanda," (2014).