Never Again Rwanda (NAR) is a peace building and social justice organization that arose in response to the 1994 genocide perpetrated against Tutsis. Guided by a vision of a nation where citizens are agents of positive change and work together towards sustainable peace and development, NAR aims to empower Rwandans with opportunities to become active citizens through peacebuilding and development. NAR places a particular emphasis on the youth as the future of a peaceful society. NAR is one of the leading national peacebuilding organizations with nearly 13 years of experience building a cornerstone for peace.
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A future where sustainable peace and development is driven by creative, involved and critical-thinking citizens.
To enhance citizens’ capacity to analyze the root causes of conflict and facilitate dialogue among peers in order to generate ideas and activities that work towards sustainable peace and socio-economic development.
- To promote mutual understanding, respect, and use of conflict resolution processes among youth in order to build sustainable peace.
- To engage citizens in decision-making processes within their communities and to assist them in connecting with key stakeholders and decision-makers about governance and rights issues in order to foster a democratic and just society.
- To strengthen the social and economic agency of citizens so they can take an active role in development and the establishment of a just, inclusive, and peaceful society.
- To promote quality research to describe the magnitude, causes, and impact of societal problems and to identify, evaluate and document best practices to address them.
Never Again Rwanda activities originate from 5 strategic pillars which are as follows:-