ARAMA is one of the civil society organisations that strive to ensure access to and quality of proximity justice. For the last three years, our focus has been the improvement of the management of land by strengthening the prevention and resolution of land conflicts.
Outcome 1 : The capacities of Abunzi committees involved in resolving land disputes are strengthened, particularly towards enforcement of women’s land rights.
Outcome 2 : Opinion leaders (men and women) from 60 villages have the knowledge and skills conducive to a better implementation of the rights of women to access land.
We monitor services of Abunzi in Bugesera, Gatsibo, Kirehe and Rwamagana districts. Through a team of monitors, ARAMA monitors 60 Abunzi committees at sector and cell level in the 4 districts and 54 interviews conducted with parties in conflict seeking Abunzi services
Information collected serves to :
• Improve the effectiveness of Abunzi services through capacity building ;
• Serve as a solid base for the functioning and requirements of Abunzi and which is considered for improvement in policies or legislation by relevant institutions ;
• Form the basis for the Rwandan government and its partners to assess progresses in community perceptions regarding accessibility and quality of justice delivered by the Abunzi. The recommendations from analyses based on the monitoring are discussed in the JRLOS, the Abunzi Secretariat and relevant working groups for their consideration in drafting laws and policies.