Since 2017, Rwanda Women’s Network in partnership with Hivos under Women@Work Campaign (W@W) has been implementing the Women Leadership project in the horticulture sector in Rwanda. The project aims at improving the status of women (in horticulture) through strengthening women’s leadership capacity and promoting decent work for women.
No one would have imagined the effect that COVID-19 would have, in almost all sectors across the globe, including horticulture. It is
within this context that Hivos commissioned a rapid assessment with an aim to establish the impact of the virus amongst women in the horticulture sector, specifically in Gatsibo, Nyagatare and Rwamagana District, where RWN implemented the Women@Work Campaign initiative in Rwanda.
Having emerged from the 1994 genocide and its devastating effects, Rwanda has since moved on as a progressive postconflict country with notable development initiatives that have played a leading role in eacebuilding and reconciliation. The country however remains stalked by threats of conflict by the rebel Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) composed of militia and elements of the former regime’s Forces Armee Rwaindais (ex-FAR) operating from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since the end of the genocide to date the FDLR continue to be a source of insecurity, not only in Rwanda, but in the Great Lakes Region of Africa as well.
Reproductive health (RH) and family planning (FP) continues to receive recognition by the Government of Rwanda (GoR) as key to individual well-being and national development. This report presents the results of the annual policy and budget review for 2014-2015 carried out in October 2014. The review was a follow-up to the baseline study, The Review of National and District Policies and Budgets (2009/10 – 2013/14), under the Euroleverage Project in Rwanda