UDF-16-700-RWA/UNDEF

Official Project Launch at NyamagabeDistrict A project launch ceremony was take place in the main city of Nyamagabe District.(GASAKA Sector).…

LAF

Project purpose: The project purpose was to address issues of limited knowledge and skills on the existing laws and insufficient…

Potters/Historically Marginalized people(HMPs) culture

Potters/Historically marginalized people of Rwanda culture

KIOS

COPORWA-KIOS PARTNERSHIP (SEPTEMBRE 2013 - JANVIER 2014.) Title du projet: Assistance juridique des potiers de district de Nyamagabe de la…

NPA/PPIMA

COPORWA-NPA PARTNERSHIP (2020-2024) PROJECT TITLE: PUBLIC POLICY INFORMATION, MONITORING AND ADVOCACY (PIMMA) The Public Policy Information Monitoring and Advocacy (PPIMA)…

Who we are

COPORWA, formerly known as CAURWA (translated as the Indigenous Community of Rwanda), is a non-governmental organization for the Community of Potters of Rwanda. COPORWA was…

Mission

Our Mission is to promote the respect of the rights, the social and economic integration of the community of the potters within the Rwandan society…

Vision

Our Vision is a country without discrimination nor marginalization, where the socio-economic, political, civic and equal cultural rights of every citizen are equal.

Our Projects

UDF-16-700-RWA/UNDEF

LAF

NPA/PPIMA

10

Partners

15

Staffs

500

Members

36,073

Beneficiaries

Our Programs

Policy analysis and advocacy

COPORWA analyzes and identifies gaps in government policies and carries out research to provide evidence for advocacy. Under this program, we launched PEMI-IHURIRO (Policy Engagement for Marginalized Inclusion) which was funded by the European Union from 2013 to 2015. Additionally, in 2011 we launched Public Policy Implementation Monitoring and Advocacy (PPIMA), with the help of…

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Education, Gender and Health

Education Since 1995, COPORWA has supported children from the Potters Community. Now we have 700 students who have completed secondary school, 70 students who have graduated from University, and 200 individuals who have completed vocational training in partnership with the Government of Rwanda. However, over 50% of adults in the Potter Community are illiterate. Gender…

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Human rights

As an organization which aims to defend human rights, COPORWA deals with many human rights issues including landlessness, land dispossession, women’s rights, among many others.

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Culture and Environment

Culture Traditional dancing and pottery are the most distinct aspects of the Potters’ culture. Pottery has become a primary way for HMPs to earn a wage. Potters still continue to engage in traditional dancing, but not as widely as they used to, especially given that in the past this was a way for them to…

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Our Teams Members

Munyeshuri Jean Donald

Munyeshuri Jean DonaldPresident/Board

Kazungu Dieudonne

Kazungu DieudonneVice-President/Board

Bavakure Vincent

Bavakure VincentExecutive Director

Frequently Asked Question

FAQ

COPORWA (Community of Potters of Rwanda) is former CAURWA (Communautés des Autochtones du Rwanda), CAURWA changed into COPORWA for political reasons in 2006 for more details contact us.

Batwa was ethnic among 3 ethnics of Rwanda before Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994, but basing on the reason that ethnic caused the divisionism which brought Rwandans to Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994, where we lost more than one million people, we no longer mention Ethnics That is how the new constitution of Rwanda doesn’t allow people to mention ethnics for that reason Batwa are known by the new constitution of Rwanda as Historically Marginalized people (HMPs)

Basing on their history HMPs of Rwanda live by traditional Potters that is the reason why they are known as potters of Rwanda.

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Latest News

NPA/PPIMA Project

COPORWA-NPA PARTNERSHIP (2020-2024) PROJECT TITLE: PUBLIC POLICY INFORMATION, MONITORING AND ADVOCACY (PIMMA) The Public Policy Information Monitoring and Advocacy project (PPIMA) is a civil society support project whose overall goal is to achieve a democratic society with equitable social justice for all Rwandan citizens. Due to the lack of interest from civil society organizations and…

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COPORWA has launched a new project

23rd May 2018 at KIGEME UBUMWE CENTER Ltd, NYAMAGABE District, Communauté des Potiers du Rwanda (COPORWA) has launched a new project “Promoting equality and reducing gender-based violence in Rwanda”, funded by The United Nations Democracy Fund.

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The Socio-Economic Situation of the Historically Marginalized people in Rwanda

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