ASOFERWAAssociation de Solidarité Des Femmes Rwandaises
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22) Such agencies actively working to bring the world's attention to cases of rape and sexual violence committed during the Rwandan genocide include: African Rights Watch, ASOFERWA, AVEGA, the Coalition for Human Rights in Conflict Situations, Human Rights Watch, the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, Lawyers Without Borders, MADRE, Physicians for Human Rights, Pro-Femmes, and the Rwanda Women Network.
The ICTR's reliance on NGOs increased in 1999 when the Victims and Gender Support Unit directed NGOs operating in Rwanda (including HAGURUKA, AVEGA, Rwanda Women Network and its social network ASOFERWA, and Pro-Femmes) "to provide services in legal guidance, psychological and medical rehabilitation and other forms of assistance, such as resettlement, to victims and witnesses.