Advancing and Sustaining Gender Equality Gains in Rwanda Project
Advancing and Sustaining Gender Equality Gains in Rwanda (2013-2018) is a joint programme between the National Gender Machinery and the One UN in Rwanda. It draws upon and contributes to national priorities spelt out in the government of Rwanda’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS II) and the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP). Both documents recognize that gender equality and women’s empowerment are cornerstones for economic transformation and sustainable development. As such, gender dimensions must be systematically mainstreamed in all policies, programmes and budgets in order to eliminate of gender disparities.
This joint programme brings together four (4) institutions that make up the National Gender Machinery in Rwanda namely, the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO), the National Women’s Council (NWC) and the Rwanda Women Parliamentary Forum (FFRP). These institutions are expected to work in a concerted manner to ensure that the gender equality agenda is institutionalized, with the One UN in Rwanda providing the requisite technical and financial support.