Secretariat support for Rwanda
Countering violent extremism
In 2017–18, the Secretariat helped young people in Rwanda learn about dialogue, understanding and tolerance of different faiths as strategies to challenge violent and extremist views.
The Secretariat has helped young people working in elections management build new skills. Many were able to take on new responsibilities or were promoted as a result.
With the Secretariat's help, the Rwanda government has strengthened systems and built skills to fight corruption. It has made significant progress on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index.
Access to justice
The Secretariat has provided books, guidelines, model laws and tools to help build the knowledge of Rwanda’s judges, prosecutors and police. One of the areas of focus is helping women access justice.
Rwanda is a member of the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance – the Blue Charter Action Group on tackling marine plastic pollution.
Rwanda and the Commonwealth
Rwanda will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which was to have been held in Kigali in June 2021 but was postponed because of the impact of COVID-19.