The Rwanda National Congress attributes the problems of bad governance, deep social cleavages, and violent conflict that Rwanda has recently experienced, to the absence of sound values and adherence to the rights afforded all human beings pursuant to international conventions. The RNC firmly believes that political change in Rwanda must be grounded in the following core values:

  • Human dignity and respect for human rights

  • Equality and non-discrimination

  • Mutual respect

  • Democracy and the rule of law

  • Integrity

  • Empathy

  • Solidarity

  • Patriotism

  • Right and responsibility to hold leaders accountable

  • Accountable leadership

  • Truth

  • Justice and fairnes

  • Inclusion and embracing and celebrating diversity

  • Tolerance