Knowledge Pays (Off): With Education and (Economic) Empowerment of Women Towards Gender Equality in Rwanda


Three project objectives are:
1: To enable access to education, building capacities and practical skills training for deprivileged groups of women and therefore contribute to better employment opportunities, economic independence and improvement of living standards of these women and their families.
2: To enable access to books and introduce the reading culture (which is the basis for successful learning) to the local population, especially children and youth.
3: To raise awareness about women’s rights and gender equality at the local level and to empower the most vulnerable women – “house-girls”.Beneficiaries are:
– Deprivileged groups of women, especially “house-girls”: education, trainings, (economic)empowerment, improvement of living conditions.
– Children and youth from Nyamirambo or other parts of the local area: reading culture, consequently improvement of learning habits and academic achievements, better education and later on better employment opportunities.
– Local community and local authorities: gaining the local library, free activities for women, awareness-rising.
– NWC: additional capacity-building, 2 study visits, greater visibility and influence in the local community due to the library.

Activity 1a: Educational activities and practical skills trainings (free courses: literacy, English, computer, sewing & handicrafts, producing economic cooking stoves) for women
Activity 1b: Study visit in Uganda and in Slovenia and additional education for NWC members
Activity 2: Establishing library and writing contest for children/youth
Activity 3: Awareness-rising workshops about women’s rights and gender equality for local leaders and empowerment of the most vulnerable women – “house-girls”

Project Details

Administrative Organisation Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies
Status: in implementation
Interest for Partnership: no
Project area: education
Topic: education
Timing [start date] 05/01/2013
Timing [duration] endless
Status: ongoing
Project range: international
Countries: Rwanda / Uganda / Slovenia
Financed by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Slovenia, Open Society Foundations
Searching for funds: no
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Partner organisations (registered): Nyamirambo Women’s Centre / Edirisa Society Slovenia
Partner organisations: Rwanda Association of University Women