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Epimack Kwokwo

Epimack Kwokwo

HRD, Executive Secretary
Ligue Pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme dans la Région des Grands Lacs

Epimack Kwokwo is the acting Executive Secretary of La Ligue pour la défense des droits de l’homme dans la région des grands lacs (League for the defense of human rights in the Great Lakes region – LDGL), which is an umbrella organisation within the Great Lakes region that unites 25 member human rights organizations in Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The organisation has served as a focal point for the protection of human rights defenders in Rwanda and has worked with victims of human rights violations across the region, seeking to guarantee their safety.


The work of human rights defenders in Rwanda is undermined by the authorities' claim that human rights defenders encourage 'genocidal ideology' and 'ethnic divisionism', playing on fears which are still prevalent following the 1994 genocide.