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Amutwendize Rodgers

Amutwendize Rodgers

Country: Rwanda

Pronoun: He/Him

 Amutwendize is a lawyer by training and human rights activist based in Rwanda and he is currently working as Programs Assistant at Human Rights First, Rwanda. Mr. AMUTWENDIZE Participated in the 65th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul the Gambia from October 21st to November 10th 2019 where he raised the concern on the discrimination of LGBTIQ community and attack directed to the LGBTIQ rights activists in Africa. Mr. AMUTWENDIZE has worked as a consultant for Rwanda Gender Pride, a Trans led organisation in Rwanda, training them on security measures and rights-based approach. Rodgers also designed an LGBTIQ rights brochure and drafted a position paper on the rights of LGBTIQ community which focused on eliminating stigma for sexual minority groups in Rwanda. Since 2017, Rodgers has been providing pro bono legal aid services to the LGBTIQ people in Rwanda.

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