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21 Aug
  • Human Development

“Nothing for us, without us” – RNUD launches strong call for improved public and political participation of the deaf and hard of hearing

A delegation from One UN Rwanda recently visited Rubavu DIstrict in Western Rwanda, to attend an interaction meeting between District officials and members of the Rwanda National Union for the Deaf (RNUD). The purpose of the interaction meeting was to relay to them in person the issues facing deaf people and those hard of hearing, and to suggest ways to alleviate some of those issues.  

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21 Aug
  • Human Development

“Disability is not inability” – One UN Rwanda through UNDP supports training of teachers in braille to ensure blind children aren’t left behind

Read to find out how the UNDP's programme titled “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations for Responsive and Accountable Governance in Rwanda” has helped the Blessing School for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) to provide better education to the students who are blind or with visual impairment through equipping Braille machines and other items as well as providing trainings to teachers.

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15 Aug
  • Human Development

IOM strengthens security in Ngororero District by enhancing resilience to natural disasters and climate-related threats.

Click through to read about the UN Migration Agency (IOM) Rwanda providing technical market-oriented trainings to young people from communities affected by flooding and other natural disasters. The trainings cover a variety of vocations from which the beneficiaries can choose, such as carpentry, masonry, food processing, weaving, knitting and shoe making.

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30 Jul
  • Human Development

'Act now' to help and protect trafficking victims, UN urges on World Day against the scourge

Read about the trends affecting Human Trafficking as the world unites to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons on July 30th, which is being held this year under the theme of “Let's act now to protect and assist trafficking victims.” The World Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 2013 to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.”

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