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Contact this organisation

Kimironko, Kigali / P.O.Box 5768 Kigali
+250788381184

Thematic areas

Children and youth
Culture, media & advocacy

Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre (RWAMREC) was created in 2006 by 9 men. The organisation aims to address issues of negative masculine behaviors and gender inequalities in order to promote healthy families, men’s welfare, women’s rights and men’s well-being. The organisation also aims to prevent gender-based violence, and related consequences including HIV/AIDS, health, high rates of demographic growth, poverty and environmental issues.

Strategies

To effectively serve communities, the organization has developed the following strategies:-

  • Creating a space for self-reflection, interactive discussion and honest sharing of feelings, ideas, and beliefs in efforts for challenging violent behaviors and practices in families and communities.
  • Promoting partnerships and collaborations among men and women in gender-based-violence prevention strategies and working very closely with local leaders and other key stakeholders involved.
  • Awareness raising and empowerment for change actions in families and communities.

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Achievements

Some of RWAMREC's achievements include:-

  • Established MenEngage Network to implement male engagement approaches in development programs.
  • Engaged in mass mobilization through radio spots and talk shows, and organized sensitisation campaign nationwide.
  • Carried out capacity building for organizations to implement male engagement initiatives.
  • Provided mentorship program for the promotion of non-violent behaviors and healthy adolescent relationships.
  • Worked with ex-combatants in promoting positive masculine behaviors for effective reintegration.
  • Worked with men to support women’s economic empowerment through Village Saving and Loan Associations.
  • Provided a course on masculinity to police personnel within their training centre at Gishali.
  • Engaged in policy advocacy for formulation of gender focused policies and strategies such as the GBV policy and the strategy on access to finance for women and youth.

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Partnerships

RWAMREC has developed successful partnerships with the following organisations: CARE International; PLAN International; UN Trust Fund through Sonke Gender Justice; Norwegian People’s AidUSAID through Africa- Women, Peace, and Security (AF-WPS); Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs through PROMUNDO and Rutgers WPF.

Last updated: June 2016