How APV was created

APV was created by seven (7) local volunteer women who realized the different challenges faced by women and children and committed to join the effort to contribute to reversing the situation. The Organisation sees women as bearing potentiality to work together and identify their key issues and make decisions on how they can address them also young generation as the future of the nation. APV also Values women and children human rights as critical for their participation and improvement of their quality of Life.  The organisation was established in 2007 and registered with Rwanda Governance Board in 2011 with RGB Registration No. 106/08.11


The work of APV mainly aims at creating human rights and legal rights awareness on women’s rights and giving them capacity to claim their rights.

APV also aims to see all children who drop out of school are taken back to school

APV also aims at building women capacity for their active participation in social and economic development process, access and skills and knowledge to available productive resources, access to information and decision making and leadership.

Change in men and women’s cultural and religious and other social attitudes and practices that hamper women’s participation is given attention by APV as a sustainable way of promoting women’ s rights and empowerment.

  • Equality and non-discrimination in our operations recognising human rights for all.
  • Transparency: We commit to being transparent in our activities to the people we serve, stakeholders, development partners.
  • Accountability: Accepting responsibility for our actions and willingness to learn from the mistakes made form the core of accountability. We are accountable to the communities and partners with whom we work with and to the donors who support the work we do. We struggle to deliver and channel services and resources effectively to where they are designated in order to make the desired impact.
  • Gender equality: APV is prepared to promote gender equality where men and women are given equal opportunities and all participate in national development.
  • Networking and partnership building: We value partnership and networking for information sharing and learning and building alliances for advocacy.