It was in its quarterly meeting that took place in May 2021, where the platform was showing what have been achieved in previous quarter of the year, challenges and proposing solutions towards the promotion of anti discrimination practices for persons with disabilities, a project in partnership with CBM Germany..
In this meeting the Disability Mainstreaming Officer (DMO) from Nyamasheke District urged NUDOR Platform in the District to multiply their efforts in advocating for persons with disabilities due to the worst times caused by Covid_19 Pandemic all over the world and in Rwanda specifically.
HIGHLIGHTED CASES TO BE ADVOCATED FOR, FOUND IN PREVIOUS QUARTER OF THE YEAR.
During this review, some Platform achievements in terms of advocacy were presented including the advocacy done for IKIZANYE Pascaline, a young lady with albinism from SUSA, in Nyamasheke District. She was impregnated after being raped by a young man who was behind the tradition that making sexual intercourse with women with albinism can cure some diseases and malediction. The platform exposed this case to the cell leaders and there was no reaction from leaders. However, The Disability Mainstreaming Officer Mr. UWAMAHORO Isaie decided to follow up this case until she is given justice. He took this opportunity to urge the platform to work more than ever before in terms of advocacy for persons with disabilities.
The NUDOR platforms were introduced at the starting of the project “Promotion of anti-discrimination practices for persons with disabilities in Rwanda” the project operating in five District of Kicukiro in Kigali city, Burera in Northern Province, Gisagara in southern province, Nyamasheke in West and Ngoma in the Eastern province of Rwanda. It is a group of volunteers and persons with disabilities who voluntarily accepted to follow up cases of discrimination and violence against persons with disabilities and advocate for them. The platform is made by 30 people as general assembly with 7 among them elected to lead the as committee of the platform. This committee meet once every quarter of the year, while the general assembly of the platform meet once per year.